Natalie Goldberg: The Great Spring and Writing Down the Bones

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Natalie Goldberg: The Great Spring and
Writing Down the Bones (30th Anniversary Edition)

7PM MONDAY, MARCH 28
Rainn Wilson
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The internationally-bestselling writing teacher presents her new essay collection. She also visits with the 30th Anniversary Edition of Writing Down the Bones, her game-changing bestseller.
 

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ABOUT THE BOOKS
What does it take to have a long writing life? Drawing her years of writing, teaching, and practicing Zen, Natalie Goldberg shares the experiences that have opened her to new ways of being alive and experiences that point the way forward in our lives and our writing in THE GREAT SPRING: WRITING ZEN, AND THIS ZIGZAG LIFE. In these pages, we watch as Natalie "makes positive effort for the good," one of the guiding rules of her writing life, and we see that if we can stay attentive in our lives, even in the middle of the ruins, "we can hear the sound of a songbird in a Paris chestnut tree." Whether we know if the song comes from inside us, or out, doesn't matter.

The all-time bestselling writer's handbook, WRITING DOWN THE BONES: FREEING THE WRITER WITHIN, 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"), and even on choosing a restaurant in which to write. Goldberg sees writing as a practice that helps writers comprehend the value of their lives.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR
NATALIE GOLDBERG is the author of ten books, including Writing Down the Bones, which has sold over one million copies and has been translated into twelve languages. She has also written the beloved Long Quiet Highway: Waking Up in America, a memoir about her Zen teacher. For the last thirty years she has practiced Zen and taught seminars in writing as a spiritual practice. She lives in northern New Mexico.