- Author : Natalie Goldberg
- Release Date : 02 February 2016
- Publisher : Shambhala Publications
- Genre : Self-Help
- Pages : 224 pages
- ISBN 13 : 9781611803082
Download or read book entitled Writing Down the Bones by author: Natalie Goldberg which was release on 02 February 2016 and published by Shambhala Publications with total page 224 pages . This book available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle Format. The all-time best-selling writer's handbook turns thirty. With insight, humor, and practicality, Natalie Goldberg inspires writers and would-be writers to take the leap into writing skillfully and creatively. She offers suggestions, encouragement, and solid advice on many aspects of the writer's craft: on writing from "first thoughts" (keep your hand moving, don't cross out, just get it on paper), on listening (writing is ninety percent listening; the deeper you listen, the better you write), on using verbs (verbs provide the energy of the sentence), on overcoming doubts (doubt is torture; don't listen to it)—even on choosing a restaurant in which to write. Goldberg sees writing as a practice that helps writers comprehend the value of their lives. The advice in her book, provided in short, easy-to-read chapters with titles that reflect the author's witty approach ("Writing Is Not a McDonald's Hamburger," "Man Eats Car," "Be an Animal"), will inspire anyone who writes—or who longs to.