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Writing Down the Bones: Freeing the Writer Within Paperback – February 2, 2016

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"I'm convinced that none of the writers of my acquaintance can go another day without a copy of Natalie Goldberg's magical manual Writing Down the Bones."—Linda Weltner, The Boston Globe

"The secret of creativity, Natalie Goldberg makes clear, is to subtract rules for writing, not add them. It's a process of 'uneducation' rather than education. Proof that she knows what she's talking about is abundant in her own sentences. They flow with speed and grace and accuracy and simplicity. It looks easy to a reader, but writers know it is the hardest writing of all."—Robert Pirsig, author of Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance

About the Author

NATALIE GOLDBERG is the author of fourteen books, including Writing Down the Bones, which has changed the way writing is taught in this country. She teaches retreats nationally and internationally. She lives in New Mexico.

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  • Item Weight : 9.7 ounces
  • Paperback : 224 pages
  • ISBN-13 : 978-1611803082
  • ISBN-10 : 161180308X
  • Publisher : Shambhala; Anniversary edition (February 2, 2016)
  • Dimensions : 5.5 x 0.6 x 8.4 inches
  • Language: : English
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    4.6 out of 5 stars 991 ratings

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4.0 out of 5 stars The book is as its reputation says - inspiring and gets you to write. That is what I wanted and that is what I got.
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