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With nearly one million copies of the book Writing Down the Bones in print, Natalie Goldberg has helped change the way writing is practiced in homes, schools, and workshops across America.

Here is a new collector's edition of this modern classic as you have never heard it before, read by Natalie Goldberg herself, and then infused with her most personal reflections about this magic manual for all writers. Try these ingenious, Zen-based exercises to expand your writing skills - or just for fun. Download and start listening now!

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  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Andreea | 2/20/2014

    " Tremendous prejudiced, bizarre and very dated rubbish. Yet also very hypnotising, bad books so often are, they kind of trap you in with their badness and you have to keep writing just to see how bad they can get. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amanda | 2/12/2014

    " This is the second time I've read through Writing Down the Bones: the first time having been for a college course about 15yrs ago. Still a great read, although I definitely took different things out of it the second time around. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Helen Heath | 2/5/2014

    " 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. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Darleen | 1/31/2014

    " This is the first book I read of Goldberg's and I found her approach to writing as meditation practice compelling and invigorating. I've found her subsequent books on writing rather redundant. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lesley | 1/25/2014

    " A must read for any writer. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rebecca Einstein Schorr | 1/17/2014

    " Some really helpful ideas, prompts, etc. I'm sure I'll be referring back to it from time to time. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 dead letter office | 1/16/2014

    " my friend gave me this and it mostly just reconfirmed my conviction that i could never be a writer. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Annmarie | 1/10/2014

    " Fantastic! Concise chapters make for a quick read. Really great prompts and ideas for getting past some of the writing blocks that inevitably crop up in the process. Full of encouragement that is needed to keep writing through the obstacles. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Serra | 1/6/2014

    " Essential for writers. This book gave me a much-needed emotional boost and a renewed love for my craft. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lisandra | 12/13/2013

    " Great book on tapping into your creative side. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Elisabeth | 12/10/2013

    " This is a good one, especially I think for the poet. Simple, honest, straightforward, and clear. A worthwhile read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Marianne Elliott | 12/8/2013

    " I've been working (with rather mixed results) on a daily writing practice and a daily seated meditation practice all year. Natalie Goldberg was the first person who helped me see that these two practices are part of the same process. "

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

    " natalie's compassionate encouragement could coax even the most timid writer out of her shell! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tara | 12/5/2013

    " This is the BEST book on writing ever. Absolutely changed the way I approach the craft and was a great inspiration to be personally. Long Live Natalie Goldberg! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Giulia | 10/25/2013

    " Super inspirational for writers. A beautfiul look at the art of writing. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Christine | 10/13/2013

    " Going to buy this book "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Katie Hawkins | 6/29/2013

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

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Noah | 6/8/2013

    " Your average writing advice book which didn't get me writing any more. I'd categorize as being in the same vein as "The Artist's Way" without the practical goals. Supposedly has come connections to meditation/Zen, but not really. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Wendi Kali | 3/19/2013

    " 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 Kelly | 1/17/2013

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

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Julia Rix | 7/15/2012

    " Great collection of short chapters that each present an inspiring insight about writing. Some great writing exercises! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cindy | 5/28/2012

    " 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 Wilma Rebstock | 4/15/2012

    " Read this very good book years ago and need to revisit it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Daniel Lambert | 3/8/2012

    " This is one of the three best "how to write" books I have read (the other two being Anne Lamott's "Bird by Bird" and Stephen King's "On Writing"). "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Theresa | 11/27/2011

    " This book opened up my eyes to a whole new way of approaching the writing process. It has been a long time since I read it, but its words often linger in the back of my mind "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Linda Halverson | 11/10/2011

    " If you want to write, read this. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rachel Chesko | 10/16/2011

    " A book about writing that taught me so much about life. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kathy Holdaway | 8/20/2011

    " I keep re-reading this book because it is so helpful with my writing. Every chapter has jewels to be mined and each time I read one I find something else that inspires my writing. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Anne Marie | 6/12/2011

    " Consists of little stand-alone writing vignettes, is the best way I can describe it, about the author's own experiences and lessons learned about writing. It is not at all preachy about writing; instead, it aims to inspire people to not just write, but to also enjoy writing on many different levels. "

  • 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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