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Writing Down the Bones

Writing Down the Bones Book
Author : Natalie Goldberg
Publisher : Shambhala Publications
Release : 2016-02-02
ISBN : 9780834821132
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Language : En, Es, Fr and De

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For more than thirty years Natalie Goldberg has been challenging and cheering on writers with her books and workshops. In her groundbreaking first book, she brings together Zen meditation and writing in a new way. Writing practice, as she calls it, is no different from other forms of Zen practice—"it is backed by two thousand years of studying the mind." This thirtieth-anniversary edition includes new forewords by Julia Cameron and Bill Addison. It also includes a new preface in which Goldberg reflects on the enduring quality of the teachings here. She writes, "What have I learned about writing over these thirty years? I’ve written fourteen books, and it’s the practice here in Bones that is the foundation, sustaining and building my writing voice, that keeps me honest, teaches me how to endure the hard times and how to drop below discursive thinking, to taste the real meat of our minds and the life around us."

Writing Down the Bones

Writing Down the Bones Book
Author : Natalie Goldberg
Publisher : Shambhala Publications
Release : 2010
ISBN : 9781590307946
File Size : 20,6 Mb
Language : En, Es, Fr and De

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Offers advice on writing creatively, discusses the importance of discipline, and suggests writing exercises.

Writing Down the Bones

Writing Down the Bones Book
Author : Natalie Goldberg
Publisher : Shambhala Publications
Release : 2005
ISBN : 1590302613
File Size : 42,7 Mb
Language : En, Es, Fr and De

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Offers advice on writing creatively, discusses the importance of discipline, and suggests writing exercises.

The Great Spring

The Great Spring Book
Author : Natalie Goldberg
Publisher : Shambhala Publications
Release : 2016-02-02
ISBN : 0834840022
File Size : 31,6 Mb
Language : En, Es, Fr and De

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From beloved writing teacher and author of the best-selling Writing Down the Bones: a treasury of personal stories reflecting a life filled with journeys—inner and outer—zigzagging around the world and home again. Here, Natalie Goldberg, "a writer both energized and enlightened" (Julia Cameron), shares those vivid moments that have wakened her to new ways of being. We follow alongside her mapless meanderings in the New Mexican desert and her pilgrimages to Bob Dylan's birthplace and to Larry McMurtry's dusty Texas ghost town of rare books. We feel her deep hunger while she sits zazen in a monastery in Japan, and her profound loss when she hears of the passing of a dear friend while teaching in the French countryside. Through it all, she remains grounded in a life informed by two constants: the practices of writing and of Zen. With humor and insight, Natalie encircles around the essential questions these paths compel her toward: Where does this life lead? Who are we? This is a book to be relished one awakening at a time. Each story is a reminder that no matter how hard the situation or desolate you may feel, spring will come again, breaking through a cold winter, bringing early yellow forsythia flowers. And the Great Spring of enlightenment—that sudden rush of acceptance, pain cracking open, obstructions shattering—will also burst forth.

Thunder and Lightning

Thunder and Lightning Book
Author : Natalie Goldberg
Publisher : Open Road Media
Release : 2011-07-26
ISBN : 1453224572
File Size : 20,8 Mb
Language : En, Es, Fr and De

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Guidance on how to turn those flashes of inspiration into finished pieces, from the author of Writing Down the Bones and Wild Mind. Any writer may find himself or herself with an abundance of raw material, but it takes patience and care to turn this material into finished stories, essays, poems, novels, and memoirs. Referencing her own experiences both as a writer and as a student of Zen, Natalie provides insight into the struggles and demands of turning ideas into concrete form. Her guidance addresses ways to overcome writer’s block, deal with the fear of criticism and rejection, get the most from working with an editor, and improve one’s writing by reading accomplished authors. She communicates this with her characteristic humor and compassion, and a deep respect for writing as an act of celebration. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Natalie Goldberg, including rare photos and never-before-seen documents from the author’s personal collection.

Old Friend from Far Away

Old Friend from Far Away Book
Author : Natalie Goldberg
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release : 2009-03-10
ISBN : 1416535039
File Size : 39,8 Mb
Language : En, Es, Fr and De

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In her first book to focus solely on writing since her classic work "Writing Down the Bones," Goldberg reaffirms her status as one of the foremost teachers by redefining the practice of writing memoir.

A Writer s Book of Days

A Writer s Book of Days Book
Author : Judy Reeves
Publisher : New World Library
Release : 2010-08-10
ISBN : 9781577313120
File Size : 35,7 Mb
Language : En, Es, Fr and De

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First published a decade ago, A Writer's Book of Days has become the ideal writing coach for thousands of writers. Newly revised, with new prompts, up-to-date Web resources, and more useful information than ever, this invaluable guide offers something for everyone looking to put pen to paper — a treasure trove of practical suggestions, expert advice, and powerful inspiration. Judy Reeves meets you wherever you may be on a given day with: • get-going prompts and exercises • insight into writing blocks • tips and techniques for finding time and creating space • ways to find images and inspiration • advice on working in writing groups • suggestions, quips, and trivia from accomplished practitioners Reeves's holistic approach addresses every aspect of what makes creativity possible (and joyful) — the physical, emotional, and spiritual. And like a smart, empathetic inner mentor, she will help you make every day a writing day.

Three Simple Lines

Three Simple Lines Book
Author : Natalie Goldberg
Publisher : New World Library
Release : 2020-12-29
ISBN : 1608686973
File Size : 51,6 Mb
Language : En, Es, Fr and De

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One of the world's foremost writing teachers invites readers on a joyful journey into the reading and origins of haiku A haiku is three simple lines. But it is also, as Allen Ginsberg put it, three lines that "make the mind leap." A good one, he said, lets the mind experience "a small sensation of space which is nothing less than God." As many spiritual practices seek to do, the haiku's spare yet acute noticing of the immediate and often ordinary grounds the reader in the pure awareness of now. Natalie Goldberg is a delightfully companionable tour guide into this world. She highlights the history of the form, dating back to the seventeenth century; shows why masters such as Basho and Issa are so revered; discovers Chiyo-ni, an important woman haiku master; and provides insight into writing and reading haiku. A fellow seeker who travels to Japan to explore the birthplace of haiku, Goldberg revels in everything she encounters, including food and family, painting and fashion, frogs and ponds. She also experiences and allows readers to share in the spontaneous and profound moments of enlightenment and awakening that haiku promises.

Long Quiet Highway

Long Quiet Highway Book
Author : Natalie Goldberg
Publisher : Open Road Media
Release : 2011-07-26
ISBN : 1453224602
File Size : 37,5 Mb
Language : En, Es, Fr and De

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The author of Writing Down the Bones shares her story of self-discovery through Zen Buddhism, in “beautiful and simple prose” (Library Journal). In this autobiographical work, Natalie Goldberg takes us on a journey from her suburban childhood to her maturation as a writer. From the high-school classroom where she first listened to the rain, to her fifteen years as a student of Zen Buddhism, Natalie Goldberg’s path is by turns illuminating, disciplined, heartbreaking, hilarious, and healing. Along the way she reflects on her life and work in prose that is both elegant and precise, reminding the reader of what it means to be fully alive. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Natalie Goldberg, including rare photos and never-before-seen documents from the author’s personal collection.

Let the Whole Thundering World Come Home

Let the Whole Thundering World Come Home Book
Author : Natalie Goldberg
Publisher : Shambhala Publications
Release : 2018-06-05
ISBN : 0834841584
File Size : 35,8 Mb
Language : En, Es, Fr and De

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A powerful memoir from Natalie Golderg--the woman who changed the way writing is taught in this country--sharing her experience with cancer grounded in her practice of writing and Zen. Let the Whole Thundering World Come Home begins at the grave of Katagiri Roshi, Natalie's Zen teacher, in Japan. Twenty years after Katagiri's death and Natalie's return to New Mexico, she is permanently settled in Santa Fe with her partner, Yukwan. Except that, as Buddhism teaches us, nothing is permanent. Natalie learns that she has CLL, a potentially fatal form of blood cancer. For two years, Natalie dances with her cancer--visiting doctor after doctor, attempting treatment after treatment. Nothing helps; in fact, one of the treatments only feeds the cancer and encourages its growth. Then Natalie's partner, Yukwan discovers that she, too, has cancer--breast cancer--as well as an off-the-charts oncotype score that requires her to have surgery immediately. The cancer twins, as Natalie calls herself and Yukwan, now must each navigate her own illness, carve out her own cancer territory. Each can provide only limited emotional and physical energy for the other. And, somehow, they both need to find a way to stay together, to stay in love--and to heal. As the title expresses, Let the Whole Thundering World Come Home is so much more than a cancer memoir. Through a direct and grounded narrative, Natalie illuminates a path through illness: that we need to be in love with the lives we have, to embrace the dark and the light in our lives. For Natalie, writing and painting represent the light, and her cancer takes her deeper into her art practices. Balanced with a Zen practice that helps to her face death, this book is a moving meditation on living life in full bloom.

Wild Mind

Wild Mind Book
Author : Natalie Goldberg
Publisher : Open Road Media
Release : 2011-07-26
ISBN : 1453224599
File Size : 29,9 Mb
Language : En, Es, Fr and De

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Set your creativity free with a writing guide that “wakes you up like a cross between morning coffee and a friendly Zen master” (Jack Kornfield). Natalie Goldberg, author of the bestselling Writing Down the Bones, shares her invaluable insight into writing as a source of creative power, and the daily ins and outs of the writer’s task. Topics include balancing mundane responsibilities with a commitment to writing; knowing when to take risks as a writer and a human being; coming to terms with success, failure, and loss; and learning self-acceptance—both in life and art. Thought-provoking and practical, Wild Mind provides an abundance of suggestions for keeping the writing life vital and active, and includes more than thirty provocative “try this” exercises as jump-starters to get your pen moving. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Natalie Goldberg, including rare photos and never-before-seen documents from the author’s personal collection.

Bird by Bird

Bird by Bird Book
Author : Anne Lamott
Publisher : Anchor
Release : 2007-12-18
ISBN : 0307424987
File Size : 46,9 Mb
Language : En, Es, Fr and De

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From the acclaimed New York Times bestselling author: An essential volume for generations of writers young and old. The twenty-fifth anniversary edition of this modern classic will continue to spark creative minds for years to come. For a quarter century, more than a million readers—scribes and scribblers of all ages and abilities—have been inspired by Anne Lamott’s hilarious, big-hearted, homespun advice. Advice that begins with the simple words of wisdom passed down from Anne’s father—also a writer—in the iconic passage that gives the book its title: “Thirty years ago my older brother, who was ten years old at the time, was trying to get a report on birds written that he’d had three months to write. It was due the next day. We were out at our family cabin in Bolinas, and he was at the kitchen table close to tears, surrounded by binder paper and pencils and unopened books on birds, immobilized by the hugeness of the task ahead. Then my father sat down beside him, put his arm around my brother’s shoulder, and said, ‘Bird by bird, buddy. Just take it bird by bird.’”

Living Color

Living Color Book
Author : Natalie Goldberg
Publisher : Abrams
Release : 2014-03-11
ISBN : 1613127243
File Size : 30,6 Mb
Language : En, Es, Fr and De

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Essays, art, and exercises with “many gems that will brighten anyone’s fearful mind,” from the author of the creativity classic Writing Down the Bones (The Taos News). Known as an author and sought-after writing teacher, Natalie Goldberg is also a painter whose work has been shown widely and included in prominent collections. In Living Color, she expounds on her own path to artistic inspiration, and reminds us that our explorations are not limited to only one form. Tailored to a new generation of readers who want to draw, paint, write, or express themselves through some other creative medium, this revised and expanded edition features thirteen of Natalie Goldberg’s engaging and encouraging essays with seventy-five of her paintings and twenty-two never-before-shared artistic exercises. A work of beauty and inspiration, Living Color speaks straight to the heart of anyone who wants to break down creative barriers or explore their creativity anew.

The True Secret of Writing

The True Secret of Writing Book
Author : Natalie Goldberg
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release : 2014-02-11
ISBN : 1451641257
File Size : 24,7 Mb
Language : En, Es, Fr and De

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The author draws on her teaching background to share new writing guidelines and outline the steps for a personal or group writing retreat, providing coverage of such topics as working in silence and writing without criticism.

Living Color

Living Color Book
Author : Natalie Goldberg
Publisher : Bantam
Release : 1997
ISBN : 0987650XXX
File Size : 28,7 Mb
Language : En, Es, Fr and De

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Presents a meditation on the painter's sensibility, exploring her own artistic methods and how they relate to her life

On Writing

On Writing Book
Author : Stephen King
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release : 2002-06-25
ISBN : 0743455967
File Size : 33,5 Mb
Language : En, Es, Fr and De

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The author shares his insights into the craft of writing and offers a humorous perspective on his own experience as a writer.

The Artist s Way

The Artist s Way Book
Author : Julia Cameron
Publisher : Penguin
Release : 2002-03-04
ISBN : 1101156880
File Size : 55,5 Mb
Language : En, Es, Fr and De

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"Without The Artist's Way, there would have been no Eat, Pray, Love.” —Elizabeth Gilbert The Artist’s Way is the seminal book on the subject of creativity. An international bestseller, millions of readers have found it to be an invaluable guide to living the artist’s life. Still as vital today—or perhaps even more so—than it was when it was first published twenty five years ago, it is a powerfully provocative and inspiring work. Julia Cameron reflects upon the impact of The Artist’s Way and shares additional insights into the creative process that she has gained. Updated and expanded, this anniversary edition reframes The Artist’s Way for today's creatives.

If You Want to Write

If You Want to Write Book
Author : Brenda Ueland,General Press
Publisher : GENERAL PRESS
Release : 2019-05-10
ISBN : 9389157013
File Size : 44,6 Mb
Language : En, Es, Fr and De

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Brenda Ueland was a journalist, editor, freelance writer, and teacher of writing. In If You Want to Write: A Book about Art, Independence and Spirit she shares her philosophies on writing and life in general. Ueland firmly believed that anyone can write, that everyone is talented, original, and has something important to say. In this book she explains how find that spark that will make you a great writer. Carl Sandburg called this book the best book ever written about how to write. Join the millions of others who've found inspiration and unlocked their own talent.

The Essential Writer s Notebook

The Essential Writer s Notebook Book
Author : Natalie Goldberg
Publisher : Peter Pauper Press, Inc.
Release : 2001-09
ISBN : 9780880882439
File Size : 28,9 Mb
Language : En, Es, Fr and De

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This beautiful notebook, illustrated by the author's own paintings, provides the perfect opportunity for would-be writers, as well as those seeking a fresh approach to their work, to learn simple techniques that will help them master the basics of the craft. Inspired by the philosophy of Zen Buddhism, the book provides a complete step-by-step mini-course on how to write clearly and powerfully. Abundant lined pages can be used for writing practice.

If You Can Talk You Can Write

If You Can Talk  You Can Write Book
Author : Joel Saltzman
Publisher : SCB Distributors
Release : 2014-09-01
ISBN : 1931657114
File Size : 36,8 Mb
Language : En, Es, Fr and De

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When we talk, we tell stories and present ideas—rarely with much anxiety. But think about writing something and panic sets in. Overcome this crippling response by learning how to “talk” on paper. Joel Saltzman tells it like it is—with compassion, humor, and the “uncommon wisdom” of famous writers, artists, and musicians. Based on his popular workshop for the UCLA Writers’ Program, this is a program with proven results. You’ll discover how to: >Conquer the killer P’s—Perfectionism, Paralysis, and Procrastination. >Silence your inner critic. (“Shut up, already. I’m trying to write!”) >Stop worrying about the “rules” of grammar. >Get inspired when you don’t feel inspired. >Write with conviction, not apology! This best selling book gives you the daring and freedom to “talk” on paper without worrying whether it’s good or bad or what it’s going to “be”—the kind of writing that’s creative, energetic and, most of all, truly your own.

Banana Rose

Banana Rose Book
Author : Natalie Goldberg
Publisher : Open Road Media
Release : 2011-07-26
ISBN : 1453224580
File Size : 28,9 Mb
Language : En, Es, Fr and De

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From the author of Writing Down the Bones: This novel about a Brooklyn-born woman’s self-reinvention in Taos, New Mexico, “explodes with wit and vision” (Indianapolis News). Nell Schwartz is a Brooklyn-born Jewish girl who reinvents herself in the communes of Taos, renaming herself Banana Rose—because she’s “bananas.” But Nell struggles with her inner fears and desires, the demands of the artist’s life, and the irrepressible call of home. While living in New Mexico, Nell falls in love with and marries a free-spirited horn player named Gauguin. They travel east to experience city life, and then to the Midwest to be closer to family, but their tempestuous relationship cools as Nell’s free-spiritedness and Jewishness seem under constant scrutiny. For solace, Nell turns to her friend Anna, a writer who teaches Nell what it means to be an artist. Nell is slowly transformed by love, loss, and art, gaining a new sense of self. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Natalie Goldberg, including rare photos and never-before-seen documents from the author’s personal collection.