Wild Mind: Living the Writer's Life

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Bantam Books, 1990 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 238 pages
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Natalie Goldberg, author of the bestselling Writing Down The Bones, teaches a method of writing that can take you beyond craft to the true source of creative power: The mind that is "raw, full of energy, alive and hungry."



Here is compassionate, practical, and often humorous advice about how to find time to write, how to discover your personal style, how to make sentences come alive, and how to overcome procrastination and writer's block -- including more than thirty provocative "Try this" exercises to get your pen moving.



And here also is a larger vision of the writer's task: balancing daily responsibilities with a commitment to writing; knowing when to take risks as a writer and a human being; coming to terms with success and failure and loss; and learning self-acceptance -- both in life and art.



Wild Mind will change your way of writing. It may also change your life.

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User Review  - bolgai - LibraryThing

Natalie Goldberg's Writing Down The Bones, has been sitting on my shelf for a while, started but not finished. There were so many references to Zen Buddhism and Ms. Goldberg's Zen teacher that she ... Read full review

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User Review  - condensate - LibraryThing

She's terrific. Her advice will hold up as long as sentences are relevant to human communication. Interestingly, her punchy style was developed long hand - pen on paper - but a generation later is the perfect recipe for bloggers in our ADD age. Read full review

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About the author (1990)

Natalie Goldberg lives in northern New Mexico and is the author of Writing Down the Bones, Wild Mind, Long Quiet Highway, Banana Rose, and Living Color, a book about her work as a painter. She teaches writing in workshops nationwide.

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