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4.54 out of 54.54 out of 54.54 out of 54.54 out of 54.54 out of 5 4.54 (35 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Natalie Goldberg Narrator: Unspecified Publisher: Writer's AudioShop Format: Original Staging Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: December 1999 ISBN:
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The best-selling author of Writing Down the Bones and Wild Mind offers a Zen approach to creative writing to help you find your own voice. Goldberg offers techniques for getting to the essential speech of your mind, bypassing the internal editor, and developing the confidence to trust the writer within. This workshop is about writing - it is also about helping you penetrate your life and become sane. Goldberg is a poet, fiction and nonfiction writer, and a teacher. Download and start listening now!

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Stacey | 2/17/2014

    " A must read and re-read for any writer. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Wendi Kali | 2/11/2014

    " I love this book! If you've ever even thought about writing, read this book! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Michelle Fajkus | 2/6/2014

    " Simple, straightforward advice and antecdotes on incorporating zen into writing practices of all kinds. I loved it!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kelly | 2/1/2014

    " "The life of an artist isn't easy. You're never free unless you are doing your art." (pp39) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mary Ann | 2/1/2014

    " I love this book; it is simply the best book from which to jump into writing. It is simple, yet effective. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sandy | 1/28/2014

    " I've been writing all of my life..... and I love this book.... I revere this book..... even if I can't spell! Great starter book - great exercises, great inspirations, great energy, great voice! I went to one of her workshops years after discovering her.... that was pretty fun too! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Teri Terry | 1/26/2014

    " One of the best books on writing and being creative I have ever read. I pick it up again now and then when I need to find the joy. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Abbie Graham | 1/20/2014

    " My favorite book on writing "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dee wise | 1/20/2014

    " a very good book for someone considering writing....some very useful tips. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Theresa Macphail | 1/20/2014

    " Recommended to me by a literary agent when I was writing my memoir. Excellent for writers' block. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Helen Heath | 1/5/2014

    " A really good read for anyone wants to be a writer. Short philosophical chapters talking about the nature of writing, tricks and traps. Very sound and thoughtful advice. NOT writing exercises. Something you'll probably re-read over and over if you are passionate about the writing life. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tyler Rablin | 12/29/2013

    " If you are ever going to teach writing, or simply want to become a better writer, this is a must-read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Beth Jones | 12/21/2013

    " Do not like the Zen/Buddhist references, other than that, loved it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lizpaints | 12/15/2013

    " Sometimes laugh out loud funny. Inspirational. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Annette | 12/6/2013

    " One of the must-have, great writing books. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cindy | 12/6/2013

    " If you ever wanted to write a book, and thought you never could......read this book.....and you'll change your mind. Whether you get published or not, it shows you how valuable a tool writing is. I've been journaling for 10 years now, and I wouldn't give it up for anything. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nina | 11/1/2013

    " Great prompts, ideas, and encouragement for writers. Looking forward to checking out some of her other work! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Caroline | 9/15/2013

    " An amazing, inspiring and deeply original book. Use it not just for writing but for life! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Annalee | 4/16/2013

    " This is one of my absolute favorite books for writers. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 April Oswald | 3/11/2013

    " This book was a good read for me in that it inspired me to get back into my writing. Although, it was somewhat simple in it's concepts and ideas it was an easy and entertaining book about writing. I found a couple good excerises that I am currently using. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jean | 8/5/2012

    " This book is a great guide to developing a writing style. Each little chapter conveys an idea or suggestion that can then be put into practice and I also enjoyed the Zen perspective. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Donna | 3/7/2012

    " Great writing advice and inspiration. Loved it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Therese Gilardi | 6/13/2011

    " i love this book! i am in NM then MN with natalie "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Elyssa | 6/6/2011

    " I read this many years ago and pick it up from time to time. It's not your traditional writing guide. It contains more Zen wisdom designed to cultivate a "beginner's mind" and unleash creativity. In my ongoing attempts to write, this book stands out as one of the more inspiring guides. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Clara | 5/16/2011

    " This is my mentor! If I could I'd give her 10 stars :) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Meg | 5/14/2011

    " One of the best writing books out there. This book changed my life, no questions asked. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Melinda | 5/11/2011

    " It is helping, plus making me laugh.. that's always good "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Therese | 5/1/2011

    " i love this book! i am in NM then MN with natalie "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Katherine | 4/21/2011

    " Once upon a time this book changed my life. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Allie | 4/11/2011

    " Read it during my graduate program. I loved the writing exercises and this book had great insight into what writing was really about... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cara | 4/5/2011

    " A very fun and insightful book on writing. The toliet poem (I think was a poem and not pros) was hilarious. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ryan | 4/4/2011

    " 3 1/2. There were a few really good nuggets of wisdom. I don't know, somehow I expected more though. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Karla | 4/3/2011

    " Fun, informative, perfect for reading a little at a time. Writing prompts, exercises, and wisdom. What fun! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Katie | 3/23/2011

    " A book that makes you want to get creative! Journal time! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Shana | 3/16/2011

    " Goldberg provides great nuggets of wisdom about writing in this book. There are plenty of useful suggestions, and the book is laid out in easily-digestible, savory chapters. "

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