Writing Down the Bones

Writing Down the Bones Freeing the Writer Within

Thirtieth anniversary edition

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The all-time best-selling writer's handbook turns thirty.

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.

Book information

ISBN: 9781611803082
Publisher: Shambhala
Imprint: Shambhala
Pub date:
Edition: Thirtieth anniversary edition
DEWEY: 808.02
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Sales rank: 34963
Number of pages: xxiv, 195
Weight: 298g
Height: 141mm
Width: 243mm
Spine width: 18mm