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    DescriptionFor more than twenty 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 new edition, which marks almost twenty years since the original book's publication, includes a new preface in which Goldberg expresses her trademark enthusiasm for writing practice, as well as a depth of appreciation for the process that has come with time and experience. Also included is an interview with the author in which she reflects on the relationship between Zen sitting practice and writing, the importance of place, and the power of memory.

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    Writing Down the Bones
    Freeing the Writer within
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Natalie Goldberg
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 224
    Width: 137 mm
    Height: 213 mm
    Thickness: 18 mm
    Weight: 272 g
    ISBN 13: 9781590302613
    ISBN 10: 1590302613

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    Libri: I-LA
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 24100
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    B&T Approval Code: A23250000, A23253000
    BISAC V2.8: LAN005000
    LC classification: PN145 .G64 2005
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    New edition
    Edition statement
    New edition
    Shambhala Publications Inc
    Imprint name
    Shambhala Publications Inc
    Publication date
    06 December 2005
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    Author Information
    Natalie Goldberg is the author of ten books. "Writing Down the Bones," her first, has sold over one million copies and has been translated into twelve languages. For the last thirty years she has practiced Zen and taught seminars in writing as a spiritual practice. She lives in New Mexico.
    Review quote
    "I'm convinced that none of the writers of my acquaintance can go another day without a copy of Natalie Goldberg's magical manual "Writing Down the Bones.""--Linda Weltner, "The Boston Globe" "The secret of creativity, Natalie Goldberg makes clear, is to subtract rules for writing, not add them. It's a process of 'uneducation' rather than education. Proof that she knows what she's talking about is abundant in her own sentences. They flow with speed and grace and accuracy and simplicity. It looks easy to a reader, but writers know it is the hardest writing of all."--Robert Pirsig, author of "Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance "