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Writing Down the Bones: Freeing the Writer Within Audiobook

Writing Down the Bones: Freeing the Writer Within

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Publisher's Summary

What is writing? Can anybody do it? What's the best way to get started? And keep going? Over a decade ago, when Writing Down the Bones first appeared, Natalie Goldberg started a revolution in the way we practice writing. Instead of looking at writing as something open only to a few, she made it available to everybody. Her simple, ingenious exercises set free a generation of writers waiting to experience the inner and outer pleasures only writing can provide. Now, for the first time, Goldberg reads her classic work, while offering new commentary about the creative, spiritual, and practical dimensions of writing. This collector's edition also includes an exclusive interview with the author.

©1999 Natalie Goldberg; (P) Sounds True

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    Franklin Easley, SC, USA 04-08-10
    Franklin Easley, SC, USA 04-08-10
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    "Some good advice, but not much"

    She displays a lack of regard for the time and attention of the reader by including too many mundane thoughts.
    The stories she uses as examples are boring and conveyed in a monotone voice.
    I found some of the information helpful, but consider her advice best suited for people who write for a hobby and not for a living.
    She spends a good bit of time on meditation and such. If you need a book on how to meditate, choose another. This book is more likely to put you into a deep sleep.

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    Paul Highland Park, IL, USA 12-25-07
    Paul Highland Park, IL, USA 12-25-07
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    "Inspiration to write"

    Highly recommended for people who want to write, but who are suffering from crises of self-confidence. The author's approach is practical and inspiring, esp. if you feel like you've got a bad case of writer's block. Very down to earth narration.

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    Christopher San Francisco, CA, USA 03-08-06
    Christopher San Francisco, CA, USA 03-08-06
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    "Great Book"

    As as a graduate student I found this book very helpful for getting my mind set to write. Listening to this on my ipod is like going through a guided meditation on writting

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    Erwin Jacksonville, FL, USA 12-01-03
    Erwin Jacksonville, FL, USA 12-01-03
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    "Writing Down the Bones stacks up"

    Great audio book experience.

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