Monday, April 17, 2023

Monday musing ~ about writing

Writing Down the Bones: Freeing the Writer Within ~ by Natalie Goldberg, 1986, 2005, writing, 288 pages

For decades, Natalie Goldberg has been challenging and cheering on writers with her books and workshops.  In this 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 edition includes a preface in which Goldberg expresses her trademark enthusiasm for writing practice, as well as 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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