Writing Down the Bones Writing Down the Bones

Writing Down the Bones

Freeing the Writer Within

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Publisher 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 voice, that keeps me honest, teaches me how to endure the hard times and how to drop below discursive thinking, to taste the real meat of our minds and the life around us."

GENRE
Health, Mind & Body
RELEASED
1986
October 12
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
224
Pages
PUBLISHER
Shambhala
SELLER
Penguin Random House LLC
SIZE
710.8
KB

Customer Reviews

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Deeper into my process

Apart from having great gems about writing, Writing Down the Bones was fun to read. I would pick it up for 5 or 10 minutes when I was tired or frustrated or about to start a difficult task. It was like talking to a friend. I first found Julia Cameron’s the Artist’s Way 36 years ago, and it opened the door to life as art. Writing Down the Bones felt like a spiritual successor to that for me, taking me deeper down and in to my own process. It cleared space for stuff I have wanted to write forever to come to the surface in a more courageous, direct way. It helped me relate to this force inside, and let it express in the way it wanted to.

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The True Secret of Writing The True Secret of Writing
2013
Wild Mind Wild Mind
2011
Old Friend from Far Away Old Friend from Far Away
2008
Long Quiet Highway Long Quiet Highway
2011
Thunder and Lightning Thunder and Lightning
2011
Writing on Empty Writing on Empty
2024

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