Writing Down the Bones and Wild Mind Author:Natalie Goldberg Natalie Goldberg takes the practice of writing into the domain of the soul. Robert Pirsig, the author of Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Mainenance, describes her as having "the simple style of a Zen archer who looks like he's not even aiming, yet sends arrow after arrow to the bull's eye time after time." ... Writing Down the Bones describes her ... more »unique view of the craft of writing, from how to transform your obsessions into powerful prose to the importance of writing in restaurants. Wild Mind continues this journey, delving deeply into the source of creativity, the mind that is "raw, full of energy, alive, and hungry." These books offer writing exercises and concrete advice on such topics as working through writer's block, finding a personal style, learning to have compassion toward one's work, and withstanding the pain of endings- both in life and art.
Natalie Goldberg is a poet, essayist, teacher, and novelist. She lives in northern New Mexico.« less