Thunder and Lightning

Cracking Open the Writer’s Craft
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Turn your best ideas and inspirations into finished stories, essays, and novels.
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Join the bestselling 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 writer’s workshops.

For published authors as well as for new writers just filling their first notebook, Natalie’s vision encompasses not only the nuts and bolts of clear and complete writing, but also the force from which books manifest. This collector’s edition includes an audiobook read by the author, original commentary, and an exclusive author interview.

Format Details
Contents Digital Audio (7 hours, 26 minutes)
Product Code AW00480W
ISBN Number 978-1-62203-814-5
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Natalie Goldberg

About Natalie Goldberg

Natalie Goldberg is a poet, teacher, writer, and painter. A student of Zen Buddhism for 24 years, she trained intensively with Katagiri Roshi for 12 years, and is ordained in the Order of Interbeing with Thich Nhat Hanh. Natalie Goldberg teaches writing workshops nationally based on the methods presented in Writing Down the Bones. Her other books include Wild Mind; Long Quiet Highway; Banana Rose; and Living Color.