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Writing Down the Bones: Freeing the Writer Within Kindle Edition

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Length: 260 pages Word Wise: Enabled Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
Page Flip: Enabled Language: English

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Natalie Goldberg's love of writing stems from her desire to connect with herself. In this audio version of her bestselling Writing Down the Bones, this is a potentially self-absorbed wish, especially considering that the author reads from her own work and interjects morsels of wisdom gleaned from a long writing career, which includes books on writing (Wild Mind, Long Quiet Highway), creativity (The Well of Creativity), and art (Living Color). However, Goldberg's relaxed narration and Everywoman sensibility help her avoid this danger. The classroom-like reading gives listeners a growing acquaintance with Goldberg and a friendly assurance of her methods as she quips: "you can hear my New York Jewish voice nagging you." The recording also includes an interview with Goldberg, focusing on her use of Zen meditation in writing and offering additional insight into her own rule-free writing habits. (Running time: 9 hours, 6 cassettes) --Bryony Angell

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"It would be wonderfully efficient and clever of us writers to have to learn our lessons only once; failing that, a copy of Writing Down the Bones on a table nearby could save a lot of grief. It could even save your life. A fine poet and prose writer, Natalie Goldberg has found a new voice. It is simply the best aid and comfort around today." –Judith Guest, author of Ordinary People

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 497 KB
  • Print Length: 260 pages
  • Publisher: Shambhala; Anniversary edition (2 February 2016)
  • Sold by: Amazon Asia-Pacific Holdings Private Limited
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00HEN3K0I
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars 3 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #81,008 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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5.0 out of 5 starsRead this if you seriously want to produce. AWESOME!!!
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5.0 out of 5 starsI treat this like a chocolate bar. Plan my days around when I get to listen to it again. Sometimes I sneak it.
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