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The True Secret of Writing

Connecting Life With Language
Goldberg, Natalie (Book - 2013 )
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The author draws on her teaching background to share new writing guidelines and outline the steps for a personal or group writing retreat, providing coverage of such topics as working in silence and writing without criticism.
Authors: Goldberg, Natalie
Title: The true secret of writing
connecting life with language
Publisher: New York, NY : Atria Books, 2013
Edition: 1st Atria Books hardcover ed
Characteristics: xvii, 236 p. ;,24 cm
Contents: Basic essentials : the ground of being. The greatest pleasure ; Why silence? ; Meditation (sitting) ; Slow walking ; What is writing practice? ; Entry : the opening point ; A moment ; Happiness ; Some determination ; What is practice?
True secret retreat essentials. Setting up ; Altar ; Schedule ; Orientation : first day (sitting), bowing, job list, meals, interviews ; Dreams and lying down ; Breaking silence ; Seven attitudes of mindfulness
Elaborations. At the beginning ; Story of love ; Kiss ; Things to draw ; The list ; Loving a place ; A long chapter on a short practice : a week of writing in a cafeĢ ; Six-word memoir ; Age ; A third thing ; Cynicism ; Letting go
Encounters and teachers. Teachers ; The blazon ; Wang Wei : poetry, the one true thing ; Hemingway : what is not said ; Wendy : hints of the South ; Ikkyu : one heart, two gates ; Dogen : write with the whole body ; Gwen : closing the gap ; Blue chair : creating texture ; Cannot write this alone
Summary: The author draws on her teaching background to share new writing guidelines and outline the steps for a personal or group writing retreat, providing coverage of such topics as working in silence and writing without criticism.
ISBN: 9781451641264
1451641249
9781451641240
Statement of Responsibility: Natalie Goldberg
Subject Headings: Creative writing Study and teaching English language Rhetoric Study and teaching
Topical Term: Creative writing
English language
LCCN: 2012024961
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