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...

Down Along with That Devil s Bones

Down Along with That Devil s Bones


  • Author : Connor Towne O'Neill
  • Publisher : Algonquin Books
  • Release Date : 2020-09-29
  • Genre: History
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781643751108


Down Along with That Devil s Bones Book Description :

“We can no longer see ourselves as minor spectators or weary watchers of history a­fter finishing this astonishing work of nonfiction.” —Kiese Laymon, author of Heavy In Down Along with That Devil’s Bones, journalist Connor Towne O’Neill takes a deep dive into American history, exposing the still-raging battles over monuments dedicated to one of the most notorious Confederate generals, Nathan Bedford Forrest. Through the lens of these conflicts, O’Neill examines the legacy of white supremacy in America, in a sobering and fascinating work sure to resonate with readers of Tony Horwitz, Timothy B. Tyson, and Robin DiAngelo. When O’Neill first moved to Alabama, as a white Northerner, he felt somewhat removed from the racism Confederate mon...

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...

Becoming a Writer
Score: 4
From 12 Ratings

Becoming a Writer


  • Author : Dorothea Brande
  • Publisher : GENERAL PRESS
  • Release Date : 2019-01-10
  • Genre: Self-Help
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9789388760164


Becoming a Writer Book Description :

Dorothea Brande's Becoming a Writer remains evergreen decades after it was first written. Brande believed passionately that although people have varying amounts of talent, anyone can write. She also insists that writing can be both taught and learned. This is Dorothea Brande's legacy to all those who have ever wanted to express their ideas in written form. A sound, practical, inspirational and charming approach to writing, it fulfills on finding 'the writer's magic.'...

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...

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,...

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....