The True Secret of Writing: Connecting Life with Language

The True Secret of Writing Connecting Life with Language Sit Walk Write These are the barest bones of Natalie Goldberg s revolutionary writing and life practice which she presents here in book form for the first time A whole new slant on writing that she d

  • Title: The True Secret of Writing: Connecting Life with Language
  • Author: Natalie Goldberg
  • ISBN: 9781451641264
  • Page: 452
  • Format: ebook
  • Sit Walk Write These are the barest bones of Natalie Goldberg s revolutionary writing and life practice, which she presents here in book form for the first time A whole new slant on writing that she developed since the publication of her classic Writing Down the Bones, True Secret workshops have been limited until now to small, intensive groups at a remote center in thSit Walk Write These are the barest bones of Natalie Goldberg s revolutionary writing and life practice, which she presents here in book form for the first time A whole new slant on writing that she developed since the publication of her classic Writing Down the Bones, True Secret workshops have been limited until now to small, intensive groups at a remote center in the rural Southwest In The True Secret of Writing, Goldberg makes this popular seminar available to any reader The True Secret is for everyone, like eating and sleeping It allows you to discover something real about your life, to mine the rich awareness in your mind, and to ground and empower yourself Goldberg guides you through your own personal or group retreat, illuminating the steps of sitting in silent open mind, walking anchored to the earth, and writing without criticism Just as Goldberg cuts through her students resistance with her no nonsense instruction Shut up and write the True Secret cuts to the core of realizing yourself and your world The capstone to forty years of teaching, The True Secret of Writing is Goldberg s Zen boot camp, her legacy teaching Stories of Natalie s own search for truth and clarity and her students breakthroughs and insights give moving testament to how brilliantly her unique, tough love method works Beautiful homages to the work of other great teachers and observers of mind, life, and love provide further secrets and inspiration to which readers will return again and again In her inimitable way, Goldberg will inspire you to pick up the pen, get writing, and keep going The True Secret of Writing will help you with your writing and your life.

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    1. Natalie Goldberg lived in Brooklyn until she was six, when her family moved out to Farmingdale, Long Island, where her father owned the bar the Aero Tavern From a young age, Goldberg was mad for books and reading, and especially loved Carson McCullers s The Ballad of the Sad Cafe , which she read in ninth grade She thinks that single book led her eventually to put pen to paper when she was twenty four years old She received a BA in English literature from George Washington University and an MA in humanities from St John s University.Goldberg has painted for as long as she has written, and her paintings can be seen in Living Color A Writer Paints Her World and Top of My Lungs Poems and Paintings They can also be viewed at the Ernesto Mayans Gallery on Canyon Road in Sante Fe.A dedicated teacher, Goldberg has taught writing and literature for the last thirty five years She also leads national workshops and retreats, and her schedule can be accessed via her website nataliegoldbergIn 2006, she completed with the filmmaker Mary Feidt a one hour documentary, Tangled Up in Bob, about Bob Dylan s childhood on the Iron Range in Northern Minnesota The film can be obtained on or the website tangledupinbob.Goldberg has been a serious Zen practitioner since 1974 and studied with Katagiri Roshi from 1978 to 1984.

    2. At first I thought this book was a bit to new-age zenny for me…was I wrong. The author talks about meditation, reading workshops, walking, sitting, authors she has worked with and everyday folks like you and me. She talks about writing and how it is in you and you need to get it out and write. Writing can be therapeutic and cathartic. I feel that way about writing and was surprised how much I enjoyed reading about what another writer thinks and feels. You do not have to be published to be a wr [...]

    3. Not really what I was looking for, but perhaps something I needed all the same. The book is in four sections.1) Basic essentials: The ground of beingWhat Zen is; how Goldberg practices Zen; what practice is2) True Secret Retreat Essentials"the nitty gritty of a formal True Secret Retreat." i.e. the physicality, routine, and tasks of the Zen retreats Goldberg runs3)ElaborationsWriting exercises from the retreats, with Goldberg's reflections. Examples are; six word memoirs, textual sketches of fam [...]

    4. I feel cheated and I love it! The title says that Natalie has the "true" secret of writing, but right in the introduction auntie Natalie spells it out: there is no secret of writing, and if someone tells you he does run for the hills. Natalie understandably loves Zen so much so that she integrates it into her writing courses. How can Zen help you in writing? This book is Zen, lay Zen; sitting and then stepping out into the suffering of the world. Zen, Zen! It is all good as long as it is Natalie [...]

    5. Loved it. This is not a straight up writing book like Goldberg's excellent Writing Down the Bones. It is more like a conversation, a long ride across country with Goldberg and some of her friends. If you are a fan, you will tolerate and even adore some of her borderline stream of consciousness chapters. Zen, poetry, life, death. It's all here. And after the long road trip, you will need to stretch your legs. Then, get out your notebook and your special pens, or keyboard, and Shut up and write. S [...]

    6. Another book by the wonderful Natalie Goldberg on writing. Many interesting exercises and her usual blend of the creative process combined with Zen practice. And as always, I felt inspired by Goldberg and frequently stopped my reading to go write."Shut up, and write," her four words of wisdom and advice to writers. I hope I can put this into practice on a more regular basis.Her sharing about the death of a friend and student, her sharing of thoughts about death and Zen writings about it, were un [...]

    7. This book is for "Goldbergians," those who have read all of her books and have attended workshops with her, none of which I've ever done. Her method sounds interesting: Sit (in meditation), walk (mindfully), write (in short 10-minute bursts of "free writing," responding to a prompt she comes up with). I felt like an "outsider," even a voyeur. It seems that almost all of her students are middle-aged (or older), rich white women. At points I was inspired, at other times bored. I was intrigued by h [...]

    8. Natalie Goldberg’s book, Writing Down the Bones, was the first book I read about writing. How easy this is! I thought. It set me on the road to daily writing, a road I’ve walked every day for over thirty years.How could I resist Goldberg’s latest, The True Secret of Writing? I could not. And I’m glad I couldn’t. Chatty, with the same confident voice as Writing Down the Bones, and filled with little anecdotes that emphasize the ease and worth of writing, The True Secret of Writing is an [...]

    9. There is so much good in Natalie's work and being. I enjoyed her voice and ideas in this book, and loved reading about Mabel Dodge where I have also taught writing for 11 years, and in the end I was left a bit underwhelmed by the book. If you are a huge fan, read this, if not, read her earlier works especially Writing Down the Bones and Long Quiet Highway. If you wish to retreat with Natalie, read this to get an idea of the tone of her retreats and what to expect.

    10. I think Natalie Goldberg really wanted to write a book about how to practice Buddhism and lead a Zen-filled life, but thought that since her claim to fame is for writing books about writing she had to tie this book to writing as well. As someone who is interested in the art of writing but not so much in Buddhism, this is the worst sort of navel-gazing and I am disappointed and feel like I was conned.

    11. Based on the book jacket blurb, I had different expectations for the content of this book. It states: "The True Secret is for everyone, like eating and sleeping. It allows you to discover something real about your life, to mine the rich awareness in your mind, and to ground and empower yourself." The basis of Goldberg's system is a silent Zen-based retreat in which you "sit, walk, write". The focus of the retreats is on delving into your inner mind to decide how to write about it. There seems to [...]

    12. The Latest and Greatest of Goldberg's books - I stood in line for this, and loved her all over again.Seeing my hero, Natalie Goldberg and buying her latest book.I once wanted to fly immediatelyTo New Mexico For days and days Of communing and being Because she was so compelling and sure I would sit and listen to the masterlisten to my mindDrink a glass of water with attentionearn to meditate and walk and writeI would love a week of onlyMeditate, Walk, WriteIt’s the secret To greater things, bet [...]

    13. Lovely, earnest, peaceful. Excellent reading guide in Appendix I. I've been flirting with meditation as a way to address anxiety and claustrophobia - I hadn't considered how it may benefit me as a writer. I loved her exploration of Hemingway's value as a writer. It seems fashionable nowadays to diss his writing. More's the pity.Don't look for any great revelations here-this isn't a writing how-to. It's a meditation on the writing life.

    14. Just bought hardcopy of Natalie Goldberg's The True Secret of Writing. I love every word! A treasure! I don't know what it is about Natalie Goldberg's writing but there is just something in her words that triggers a need in me to pick up a pen and write stuff down. Whatever the magic is, it works for me. Thanks Natalie!

    15. Not a writing manual in the way of the classic Writing Down the Bones and Wild Mind, but I find Goldberg's voice like a cool cloth on a fevered brow. I read a chapter each day at lunch and felt my blood pressure drop as I was reminded why I do this writing thing.

    16. To FIND YOUR WRITER'S VOICE IS TO FIND YOUR SPINEn't skate on the surface, Natalie Goldberg doesn't.

    17. I love me some Natalie Goldberg but I would rather have re-read one of her other books rather than read this one. It felt disjointed and didn't offer anything new beyond her classics.

    18. "Life is not a commodity and is not singular but full of diversity." (p.ix)"Including writing practice in your daily life cits through repetitious, obsessive thinking. Writing down those scenarios, pouring out your immediate thoughts on the page, either wipes them out- they're said, done, expressed- or helps you make sense of them, integrating them into your synapses and muscles." (p.xii)"'When we listen to each other read, we are studying mind. Not good or bad,' I say. We get to hear the burnin [...]

    19. I should have known better after reading Writing Down the Bones. This book did not offer much different. It was also a mix of stream of consciousness and zen and contained tales of the author's writing retreats. Whilst it is always good to be mindful of what you are writing and how you get to your writing head space, this felt like 250 pages of repetition. I found it very boring and skimmed a lot of it because I simply was not interested in reading about the author's health problems or digestion [...]

    20. Written 25 years after “writing down the bones’ it is far more concerned with death and growing old, which is understandable as the author is in her sixties now. She lost her mentor a long time ago but now she writes of her experience losing family, friends, lovers and students.Typically, one student leaves it until she is dying of cancer to write her book. [My procrastination hears that, I tell ya.]It’s filled with beautiful writing, short zen poems and small bubbles of her life.The secon [...]

    21. I like Natalie Goldberg, but I have to admit this was not my favorite of her books. I know when her book really gets to me because I am tempted to put it down and start writing immediately. This book didn't do that to me. That being said, it's nice to read about Natalie herself, and I felt as though I learned something about her, which is a good thing.

    22. I still love her. I enjoy listening to her perspective on things. I will give this a “Pick” but only ⭐️⭐️⭐️. Her writing “secrets” are repeated from “Writing Down the Bones”. I think the title is kind of misleading. She talks mostly about the details of and memories from the writing retreats which she conducts. I am ending the with a shrug. 🤷🏽‍♀️

    23. Goldberg always has interesting things to say about life, writing, and writing about life. That holds true here, with her voice as clear and convincing as ever. Some of her comments about practice spoke to me more directly than in "Writing Down the Bones" so I enjoyed and got some insights from reading this work.

    24. This is the only book I've read by Goldberg since her wonderful Writing Down the Bones, and I love the ways she looks at writing as a spiritual practice in both. Now it's much more of a Zen discipline and part of her own trinity: sitting, walking, writing.

    25. я закінчую читати цю книгу щоб почати читати її наново. збірка есеїв з літературної майстерності, будизму і письма. Наталі Голдберг як завжди - не від цього світу, а від світу чарівного, захопливого письма. хочеш писати - пиши.

    26. An examination of the practice of writing with a mindful, zen attitude. Natalie Goldberg is one of a kind, and she calms the savage breast. A great way to help center yourself in your work.

    27. Another sweet Natalie Goldberg book.Primarily focused on writing as a meditation. And silent retreats. All of it suffused with Ms. Goldberg's usual charm.

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