Thunder and Lightning: Cracking Open the Writer’s Craft by Natalie Goldberg

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Thunder and Lightning: Cracking Open the Writer’s Craft

In the sequel to her bestselling Writing Down the Bones, Natalie Goldberg advises readers on how to capture the flashes of inspiration of a writer’s life, and turn this “thunder and lightning” into a polished final piece
 
Any writer may find himself or herself with an abundance of raw material, but it takes patience and care to turn this material into finished stories, essays, poems, novels, and memoirs. Referencing her own experiences both as a writer and as a student of Zen, Natalie provides insight into the struggles and demands of turning ideas into concrete form.
 
Her guidance addresses ways to overcome writer’s block, deal with the fear of criticism and rejection, get the most from working with an editor, and improve one’s writing by reading accomplished authors. She communicates this with her characteristic humor and compassion, and a deep respect for writing as an act of celebration.
 
This ebook features an illustrated biography of Natalie Goldberg, including rare photos and never-before-seen documents from the author’s personal collection.

'“Guidance and wisdom gathered from more than two decades of firsthand experience.” —Shambhala Sun “In her inimitably candid style . . . Goldberg coaches us to work despite the ranting of that universal critic inside . . . This book is like a good conversation with a writer friend who cares enough to tell it like it is.” —The Tennessean “This book is alive and slightly feral at the same time, encouraging and unsettling at once. Whether or not you are a writer . . . please read Thunder and Lightning.” —Inquiring Mind'
In the sequel to her bestselling Writing Down the Bones, Natalie Goldberg advises readers on how to capture the flashes of inspiration of a writer’s life, and turn this “thunder and lightning” into a polished final piece
 
Any writer may find himself or herself with an abundance of raw material, but it takes patience and care to turn this material into finished stories, essays, poems, novels, and memoirs. Referencing her own experiences both as a writer and as a student of Zen, Natalie provides insight into the struggles and demands of turning ideas into concrete form.
 
Her guidance addresses ways to overcome writer’s block, deal with the fear of criticism and rejection, get the most from working with an editor, and improve one’s writing by reading accomplished authors. She communicates this with her characteristic humor and compassion, and a deep respect for writing as an act of celebration.
 
This ebook features an illustrated biography of Natalie Goldberg, including rare photos and never-before-seen documents from the author’s personal collection.

'“Guidance and wisdom gathered from more than two decades of firsthand experience.” —Shambhala Sun “In her inimitably candid style . . . Goldberg coaches us to work despite the ranting of that universal critic inside . . . This book is like a good conversation with a writer friend who cares enough to tell it like it is.” —The Tennessean “This book is alive and slightly feral at the same time, encouraging and unsettling at once. Whether or not you are a writer . . . please read Thunder and Lightning.” —Inquiring Mind'
Publisher: Open Road Media ISBN: 9781453224571 Pages: 228