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Thunder and Lightning

Cracking Open the Writer's Craft
Narrated by: Natalie Goldberg
Length: 7 hrs and 26 mins
Categories: Business, Career Skills
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Join the best-selling author of Writing Down the Bones as she gives you a map for taking your best ideas and inspirations - your thunder and lightning - and turning them into finished stories, essays, and novels.

The challenge we face as writers, Natalie Goldberg says, begins with the process of turning inward and then trying to communicate what we find. From the secret of letting characters and stories "write themselves" to finding mentor sources and responding to criticism to writing's one essential ingredient, which is the mind - here are all-new Zen-based lessons and reflections, refined and proven at Natalie's acclaimed national writers' workshops.

For published authors as well as new writers just filling their first notebooks, Natalie's vision encompasses not only the nuts and bolts of clear and complete writing but also the force from which books manifest.

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  • StoryDtechtive
  • 11-02-2017

Inspiring

Natalie Goldberg always gets me excited to come at my writing from different angles, try new things. I love her frankness and her persistence. Mostly, I love the fact that she has attempted to make writing a practice for reaching levels if higher mind. No matter what type if creative work we do, we have moments of reaching that zone where we seem to flow and do our best work. The struggle to get there is very real...but so rewarding. Keep going, Natalie. I have completely enjoyed your journey.

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  • 16-09-2018

I’m in love!

I felt this book gave me such fiver for life as well as writing. I’m so glad this is part of my writing practice. I wish this was taught in all schools.

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  • 24-07-2020

The depth of writer's mind

Loved it. Not a "how to" book but one on Writer's mind. No short cuts, "Take the long cut" she says. Writing practice is writing freely with no restrictions a recommended 2 yrs to train your awareness of details, of monkey mind, of opening up, of finding your voice into Writer's mind. Writer's Mind, Zen Mind. Authentic and vulnerable, the courageous Natalie Goldberg opens up her mind and heart to the reader/listener. I also loved her comments, updates and insights while reading to us a book she wrote years earlier.

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  • Marina Johnson
  • 11-08-2017

Brilliant

If you want to write listen to anything by Natalie. She reads it herself. Gives a better impact!

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  • Tali Meir
  • 16-01-2020

Touched my soul

I love to hear Natalie's voice as she takes me through the book. It moved me so that I had to pay attention to get of the right bus stop. Worth listening to! Enjoy🤗