Writing Down the Bones
Score: 4
From 40 Ratings

Writing Down the Bones


  • Author : Natalie Goldberg
  • Publisher : Shambhala Publications
  • Release Date : 2005
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
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  • ISBN 10 : 9781590302613


Writing Down the Bones Book Description :

Offers advice on writing creatively, discusses the importance of discipline, and suggests writing exercises....

Writing Down the Bones
Score: 4
From 40 Ratings

Writing Down the Bones


  • Author : Natalie Goldberg
  • Publisher : Shambhala Publications
  • Release Date : 2016-02-02
  • Genre: Self-Help
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0834821133


Writing Down the Bones Book Description :

For more than thirty years Natalie Goldberg has been challenging and cheering on writers with her books and workshops. In her groundbreaking first book, she brings together Zen meditation and writing in a new way. Writing practice, as she calls it, is no different from other forms of Zen practice—"it is backed by two thousand years of studying the mind." This thirtieth-anniversary edition includes new forewords by Julia Cameron and Bill Addison. It also includes a new preface in which Goldberg reflects on the enduring quality of the teachings here. She writes, "What have I learned about writing over these thirty years? I’ve written fourteen books, and it’s the practice here in Bones that is the foundation, sustaining and building my writing voi...

The Great Spring
Score: 4
From 1 Ratings

The Great Spring


  • Author : Natalie Goldberg
  • Publisher : Shambhala Publications
  • Release Date : 2016-02-02
  • Genre: Self-Help
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  • ISBN 10 : 9780834840027


The Great Spring Book Description :

From beloved writing teacher and author of the best-selling Writing Down the Bones: a treasury of personal stories reflecting a life filled with journeys—inner and outer—zigzagging around the world and home again. Here, Natalie Goldberg, "a writer both energized and enlightened" (Julia Cameron), shares those vivid moments that have wakened her to new ways of being. We follow alongside her mapless meanderings in the New Mexican desert and her pilgrimages to Bob Dylan's birthplace and to Larry McMurtry's dusty Texas ghost town of rare books. We feel her deep hunger while she sits zazen in a monastery in Japan, and her profound loss when she hears of the passing of a dear friend while teaching in the French countryside. Through it all, she remains g...

Bird by Bird
Score: 4
From 128 Ratings

Bird by Bird


  • Author : Anne Lamott
  • Publisher : Anchor
  • Release Date : 2007-12-18
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
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  • ISBN 10 : 0307424987


Bird by Bird Book Description :

For a quarter century, more than a million readers—scribes and scribblers of all ages and abilities—have been inspired by Anne Lamott’s hilarious, big-hearted, homespun advice. Advice that begins with the simple words of wisdom passed down from Anne’s father—also a writer—in the iconic passage that gives the book its title: “Thirty years ago my older brother, who was ten years old at the time, was trying to get a report on birds written that he’d had three months to write. It was due the next day. We were out at our family cabin in Bolinas, and he was at the kitchen table close to tears, surrounded by binder paper and pencils and unopened books on birds, immobilized by the hugeness of the task ahead. Then my father sat down beside him...

Writing Alone and with Others
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

Writing Alone and with Others


  • Author : Pat Schneider
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • Release Date : 2003
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
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  • ISBN 10 : 9780195165739


Writing Alone and with Others Book Description :

For more than a quarter of a century, Pat Schneider has helped writers find and liberate their true voices. Now, Schneider's acclaimed methods are made available in a single well-organized and highly readable volume....

The True Secret of Writing
Score: 4
From 1 Ratings

The True Secret of Writing


  • Author : Natalie Goldberg
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2014-02-11
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781451641257


The True Secret of Writing Book Description :

The author draws on her teaching background to share new writing guidelines and outline the steps for a personal or group writing retreat, providing coverage of such topics as working in silence and writing without criticism....

Drive Your Plow Over the Bones of the Dead
Score: 4
From 12 Ratings

Drive Your Plow Over the Bones of the Dead


  • Author : Olga Tokarczuk
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2019-08-13
  • Genre: Fiction
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  • ISBN 10 : 9780525541356


Drive Your Plow Over the Bones of the Dead Book Description :

WINNER OF THE NOBEL PRIZE IN LITERATURE "A brilliant literary murder mystery." —Chicago Tribune "Extraordinary. Tokarczuk's novel is funny, vivid, dangerous, and disturbing, and it raises some fierce questions about human behavior. My sincere admiration for her brilliant work." —Annie Proulx In a remote Polish village, Janina devotes the dark winter days to studying astrology, translating the poetry of William Blake, and taking care of the summer homes of wealthy Warsaw residents. Her reputation as a crank and a recluse is amplified by her not-so-secret preference for the company of animals over humans. Then a neighbor, Big Foot, turns up dead. Soon other bodies are discovered, in increasingly strange circumstances. As suspicions mount, Janina in...

One Continuous Mistake
Score: 4
From 1 Ratings

One Continuous Mistake


  • Author : Gail Sher
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 1999-04-01
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781101501672


One Continuous Mistake Book Description :

Based on the Zen philosophy that we learn more from our failures than from our successes, One Continuous Mistake teaches a refreshing new method for writing as spiritual practice. In this unique guide for writers of all levels, Gail Sher—a poet who is also a widely respected teacher of creative writing—combines the inspirational value of Julia Cameron's The Artist's Way with the spiritual focus of Zen Mind, Beginner's Mind. Here she introduces a method of discipline that applies specific Zen practices to enhance and clarify creative work. She also discusses bodily postures that support writing, how to set up the appropriate writing regimen, and how to discover one's own "learning personality." In the tradition of such classics as Writing Down the...

Old Friend from Far Away
Score: 4
From 5 Ratings

Old Friend from Far Away


  • Author : Natalie Goldberg
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2009-03-10
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781416535034


Old Friend from Far Away Book Description :

In her first book to focus solely on writing since her classic work "Writing Down the Bones," Goldberg reaffirms her status as one of the foremost teachers by redefining the practice of writing memoir....

Wild Mind
Score: 4
From 6 Ratings

Wild Mind


  • Author : Natalie Goldberg
  • Publisher : Open Road Media
  • Release Date : 2011-07-26
  • Genre: Self-Help
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781453224595


Wild Mind Book Description :

Set your creativity free with a writing guide that “wakes you up like a cross between morning coffee and a friendly Zen master” (Jack Kornfield). Natalie Goldberg, author of the bestselling Writing Down the Bones, shares her invaluable insight into writing as a source of creative power, and the daily ins and outs of the writer’s task. Topics include balancing mundane responsibilities with a commitment to writing; knowing when to take risks as a writer and a human being; coming to terms with success, failure, and loss; and learning self-acceptance—both in life and art. Thought-provoking and practical, Wild Mind provides an abundance of suggestions for keeping the writing life vital and active, and includes more than thirty provocative “try t...