Writing Down the Bones: Freeing the Writer Within (Google eBook)
With insight, humor, and practicality, Natalie Goldberg inspires writers and would-be writers to take the leap into writing skillfully and creatively. She offers suggestions, encouragement, and solid advice on many aspects of the writer’s craft: on writing from “first thoughts” (keep your hand moving, don’t cross out, just get it on paper), on listening (writing is ninety percent listening; the deeper you listen, the better you write), on using verbs (verbs provide the energy of the sentence), on overcoming doubts (doubt is torture; don’t listen to it)—even on choosing a restaurant in which to write. Goldberg sees writing as a practice that helps writers comprehend the value of their lives. The advice in her book, provided in short, easy-to-read chapters with titles that reflect the author’s witty approach (“Writing Is Not a McDonald’s Hamburger,” “Man Eats Car,” “Be an Animal”), will inspire anyone who writes—or who longs to.
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Review: Writing Down the Bones: Freeing the Writer WithinUser Review - Deb - Goodreads
In preparing to attend a writing workshop, I pulled this book out again to get myself in a writing frame of mind and was reminded of how inspiring it is and how relevant after almost 30 years since it ... Read full review
Review: Writing Down the Bones: Freeing the Writer WithinUser Review - Paul L - Goodreads
I felt this was a bit slow, but I'm glad I kept with it. The second half is much better, or at least it spoke to me more. I probably would have liked it more, and given it a higher rating, if I hadn't ... Read full review
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