Thursday, February 01, 2007

Writing Down the Bones

Natalie Goldberg's book, Writing Down the Bones, is a must-read for all writers. Goldberg is addressing the person who writes because she must, not because she dreams of publication. Each chapter stands alone and ends with a call to action or a writing prompt. Goldberg's theme is simple and powerful: Write because you want to; write because it gives you a way to relate to the world. Pick up a copy at your local bookstore or order one from the link on this page. Be sure to have a pencil and Post-It flags handy, because you'll want to mark such wisdom as "Writing is deeper than therapy. You write through your pain, and even your suffering must be written out and let go of." (p. 114)

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