Thunder and Lightning: Cracking Open the Writer’s Craft (Google eBook)

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Open Road Media, Jul 26, 2011 - Reference - 228 pages
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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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Good book about the spiritual side of writing. - Goodreads
She talks a lot about writing practice. - Goodreads
She is no-nonsense when it comes to writing. - Goodreads
If you are a writer, I highly recommend this book. - Goodreads
A book about writing longer works of fiction. - Goodreads
Basically free writing for set periods of time. - Goodreads

Review: Thunder and Lightning: Cracking Open the Writer's Craft

User 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 Craft

User 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

Contents

Warning
Meeting the Mind
Hallucinating Emeralds
Old Friend from Far Away
The Inner Life of Fiction
Shall We Plot Along?
She Had to Love Chocolate
But Who Is Listening?
Didnt Elvis and Oprah Also Come from Mississippi?
You Cant Do It Alone
You Could Get Lost
Saving Your Life with a Story
Monday Blazes Up Like Gasoline
What Brings You to Your Knees?
Lotus in Muddy Water
RElNlNG IN YOUR WILD HORSES

Smack Into the Moment
Close and Connected
Memoir of Madness
A Writing Retreat
Books I Love
Copyright

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About the author (2011)

Natalie Goldberg (b. 1948) is the author of ten books, including Writing Down the Bones, which has sold over one million copies and has been translated into fourteen languages. She has also written the beloved Long Quiet Highway: Waking Up in America, a memoir about her Zen teacher. For the past thirty years she has practiced Zen and taught seminars on writing as a spiritual practice. She lives in northern New Mexico.

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