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Writing down the bones : freeing the writer within. by  Judith Guest]  Natalie.  [foreword - 1986 - from Joseph Valles - Books and

Writing down the bones : freeing the writer within.

by Goldberg, Natalie. [foreword, Judith Guest]

Condition: Good

Boston : Shambhala ; [New York] : Distributed by Random House, 1986., 1986. Good. 25th printing ; xv, 171 p. ; 22 cm. ; ISBN: 0877733759 (pbk.) :; 9780877733751 (pbk.) LCCN: 86-11840 ; pictorial stiff paper wrappers ; crease to cover ; Contents: Writing is not a McDonald's hamburger -- Obsessions -- Original detail -- Power of detail -- Baking a cake -- Living twice -- Writers have good figures -- Listening -- Don't marry the fly -- Don't use writing to get love -- What are your deep dreams? -- Syntax -- Nervously sipping wine -- Don't tell, but show -- Be specific -- Big concentration -- Ordinary and extraordinary - Talk is the exercise ground -- Writing is a communal act -- One plus one equals a Mercedes-Benz -- Be an animal -- Make statements and answer questions -- Action of a sentence -- Writing in restaurants -- Writing studio -- Big topic: eroticism -- Tourist in your own town -- Write anyplace -- Go further -- Engendering compassion -- Doubt is torture -- Little sweet -- New moment -- Why do I write? -- Every Monday -- More about Mondays -- Spontaneous writing booths -- Sensation of space -- Large field to wander in - Goody-two-shoes nature -- No hindrances -- Meal you love -- Use loneliness -- Blue lipstick and a cigarette hanging out your mouth -- Going home -- Story circle -- Writing marathons - - Claim your writing -- Trust yourself -- Samurai -- Rereading and rewriting -- I don't want to die. ; G

Natalie Goldberg is the author of ten books. Writing Down the Bones , her first, has sold over one million copies and has been translated into twelve languages. For the last thirty years she has practiced Zen and taught seminars in writing as a spiritual practice. She lives in New Mexico.


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