The True Secret of Writing: Connecting Life with Language (Paperback)

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The beloved teacher and author of the million-and-a-half copy bestseller "Writing Down the Bones" reveals a new method of writing in a priceless distillation of her accumulated wisdom and experience as a writer, coach, and instructor on mindfulness (Abraham Verghese).
Sit. Walk. Write. These are the barest bones of Natalie Goldberg's revolutionary writing and life practice, presented here in book form for the first time. "The True Secret of Writing" provides a whole new method of writing that Goldberg developed since the publication of her classic, "Writing Down the Bones."
The capstone to forty years of teaching, "The True Secret of Writing" is Goldberg's Zen boot camp. Stories of her own search for truth and clarity as well as her students breakthroughs and insights give moving testament to how brilliantly her unique, tough-love method works. As Goldberg says, To write is to be empowered. . . . Writing is not just for someone who wants to write the great American novel. Learning the true secret allows you to mine the rich awareness in your mind and to ground and empower yourself in a way that leads to deep, eloquent self-expression. Goldberg's beautiful homages to the work of other great teachers and observers of mind, life, and love provide further secrets and inspiration to which you will return again and again.
In her inimitable way, Goldberg will inspire you to pick up the pen, get writing, and keep going. "The True Secret of Writing" helps you with your writing and your life.

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.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781451641257
ISBN-10: 1451641257
Publisher: Atria Books
Publication Date: February 11th, 2014
Pages: 236
Language: English