Writing Down the Bones

Author: Natalie Goldberg

Published by: Shambhala Productions, Inc. (1986)

The basis for this absolutely amazing book about writing is to treat writing as Zen practice. The novel highlights the self-doubt that’s in the space in a writer’s life and also provides wonderful insight how to squelch this doubt and move forward.  The main theme in the book was to make the time to write everyday (or when you can) and if possible, to write with a friend.

All the doubts and concerns I’ve showcased in my entries were settled after reading this book.  Every writer should own this book and I don’t say that about every writing book I own.  Writing Down the Bones serves as the writer’s mentor, guide, and support whenever you feel blue, incompetent, and in a funk.  This book will pick you up and remind you why you write.

Go. Buy it. Now.

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