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
  • Pages :
  • 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...

Writing Down the Bones
Score: 4
From 38 Ratings

Writing Down the Bones


  • Author : Natalie Goldberg
  • Publisher : Shambhala Publications
  • Release Date : 2010
  • Genre: Reference
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 1590307941


Writing Down the Bones Book Description :

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

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
  • Pages :
  • 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...

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...

Thunder and Lightning
Score: 4.5
From 2 Ratings

Thunder and Lightning


  • Author : Natalie Goldberg
  • Publisher : Open Road Media
  • Release Date : 2011-07-26
  • Genre: Self-Help
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781453224571


Thunder and Lightning Book Description :

Guidance on how to turn those flashes of inspiration into finished pieces, from the author of Writing Down the Bones and Wild Mind. 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,...

Drive Your Plow Over the Bones of the Dead
Score: 4
From 13 Ratings

Drive Your Plow Over the Bones of the Dead


  • Author : Olga Tokarczuk
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2019-08-13
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • 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...

The Silence of Bones
Score: 4
From 4 Ratings

The Silence of Bones


  • Author : June Hur
  • Publisher : Feiwel & Friends
  • Release Date : 2020-04-21
  • Genre: Young Adult Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781250229564


The Silence of Bones Book Description :

June Hur's elegant and haunting debut The Silence of Bones is a bloody YA historical mystery tale perfect for fans of Kerri Maniscalco and Renée Ahdieh. I have a mouth, but I mustn't speak; Ears, but I mustn't hear; Eyes, but I mustn't see. 1800, Joseon (Korea). Homesick and orphaned sixteen-year-old Seol is living out the ancient curse: “May you live in interesting times.” Indentured to the police bureau, she’s been tasked with assisting a well-respected young inspector with the investigation into the politically charged murder of a noblewoman. As they delve deeper into the dead woman's secrets, Seol forms an unlikely bond of friendship with the inspector. But her loyalty is tested when he becomes the prime suspect, and Seol may be the only o...

The Map of Bones
Score: 3.5
From 7 Ratings

The Map of Bones


  • Author : Francesca Haig
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2016-05-03
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781476767260


The Map of Bones Book Description :

Book Two in the critically acclaimed Fire Sermon post-apocalyptic trilogy, “with its well-built world, vivid characters and suspenseful plot” (Kirkus Reviews, starred review), is an exciting and thought-provoking continuation of this epic social commentary written by award-winning poet Francesca Haig. Four hundred years after a nuclear apocalypse, all humans are born in pairs: the Alphas, and their deformed Omega twins, who are ruthlessly oppressed. But despite their claims of superiority, the Alphas cannot escape one harsh fact: Whenever one twin dies, so does the other. Following the events of The Fire Sermon, the Omega resistance has been brutally attacked, its members dead or in hiding. The Alpha Council’s plan for permanently containing th...