Writing Down the Bones

Natalie Goldberg
Year of Publication
When I read it
November 2014
What I thought
A surprisingly authentic and specific manual for writing as a spiritual practice
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Choice Highlights

That’s the great value of art—making the ordinary extraordinary. We awaken ourselves to the life we are living.
We don’t need to now have our egos manipulate our words to sound better or the way we want to sound: perfect, happy, on top of everything.
Suddenly I didn’t know what the book was about; it didn’t have anything to do with my life. It wouldn’t find me a lover or brush my teeth in the morning.
When you know a place well, it’s a place. You might love it deeply, but it’s a place that has good and bad things. But having this place gives you a freedom to go anyplace and appreciate and love other places.