Thunder and Lightning: Cracking Open the Writer’s Craft (Google eBook)
In the sequel to her bestselling Writing Down the Bones, Natalie Goldberg advises readers on how to capture the flashes of inspiration of a writer’s life, and turn this “thunder and lightning” into a polished final piece Any writer may find himself or herself with an abundance of raw material, but it takes patience and care to turn this material into finished stories, essays, poems, novels, and memoirs. Referencing her own experiences both as a writer and as a student of Zen, Natalie provides insight into the struggles and demands of turning ideas into concrete form. Her guidance addresses ways to overcome writer’s block, deal with the fear of criticism and rejection, get the most from working with an editor, and improve one’s writing by reading accomplished authors. She communicates this with her characteristic humor and compassion, and a deep respect for writing as an act of celebration. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Natalie Goldberg, including rare photos and never-before-seen documents from the author’s personal collection.
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Review: Thunder and Lightning: Cracking Open the Writer's CraftUser Review - Richard Jespers - Goodreads
A book about writing longer works of fiction. 1) What's really important to you? 2) What are the subjects that really pull at you? 3) What are you willing to be witness to in order to stay in there ... Read full review
Review: Thunder and Lightning: Cracking Open the Writer's CraftUser Review - Morgan Dragonwillow - Goodreads
This is the first writing book in a long time that I have read cover to cover and enjoyed every bit of it. Writing down the Bones was the first writing book that I read cover to cover and this book ... Read full review
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