©1990 Natalie Goldberg; (P)1994 Writer's AudioShop
"Goldberg gets my hand moving again when writer's block grips it. Her method is my method: Lose the censor, free the writer in yourself." (Erica Jong)
"[It's] about accepting yourself, wherever you are, whatever you write." (Kate O'Neill, Sojourner)
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"Get to know Natalie Goldberg"
This book is fun to listen to and it's short and to-the-point. The narration by the author can be funny. She left a number of moments in the recording where she breaks down and laughs and makes some funny self-deprecating comments. This book is helpful for writers who are stalled out, can't get started or are just having a difficult time believing that they have something worth saying. Goldberg frees people up.
"From a real writer"
Yes. If you need an "I can do it" kick, this is a good read
Natalie is great to connect with in her story.
She has a lot of personality in her reading, because it is about her and her core.
You are great if you will just show others, they will love you and what you do.
If you are trying to write a book, I would recommend this one. She is cool and easy to fall in love with as you connect with her story. The theme is just write. Volume is king and being open and raw is the key. Read this book to write yours, but also just read this book for the fun of it. Let a new friend in your car - you will enjoy it.
"Very poor audio quality is a disgrace"
I love the paperback. It's my favourite book on how to get out of your own way and write. So many writing books deal with editing and shaping prose but few deal with how to consistently get the words on the page in the first place. This Audible audio version is of such poor recording quality that it cripples the joy of this work. Do yourself a favour and get a high quality version from the author's own web site. I did.
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