Writing Down the Bones: Freeing the Writer Within
Natalie Goldberg, "Writing Down the Bones: Freeing the Writer Within"
English | 2010 | ISBN-10: 161180308X, 1590307941| 224 pages | PDF | 2 MB
The all-time best-selling writers 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 writers craft: on writing from "first thoughts" (keep your hand moving, dont 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; dont 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 authors witty approach ("Writing Is Not a McDonalds Hamburger," "Man Eats Car," "Be an Animal"), will inspire anyone who writes or who longs to."