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Writing down the bones : freeing the writer within

Author: Natalie Goldberg
Publisher: Boston : Shambhala ; [New York] : Distributed by Random House, 1986.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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A collection of essays in which the author explores methods of writing based on her experience in Zen meditation.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Goldberg, Natalie.
Writing down the bones.
Boston : Shambhala ; [New York] : Distributed by Random House, 1986
(OCoLC)647067007
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Natalie Goldberg
ISBN: 0877733759 9780877733751
OCLC Number: 13642801
Description: xv, 171 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Beginner's mind, pen and paper --
First thoughts --
Writing as a practice --
Composting --
Artistic stability --
List of topics for writing practice --
Fighting tofu --
Trouble with the editor --
Elkton, Minnesota: whatever's in front of you --
Tap the water table --
We are not the poem --
Man eats car --
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.
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