June 14, 2013

The True Secret of Writing - review

The True Secret of Writing:  Connecting Life with Language
by Natalie Goldberg
publisher:  Atria
source:  publisher

Reflections: I have been told I should write a book --- truthfully, I'm more of a reader than a writer. I'm content with this blog, my too-many Facebook posts, and notes to friends.

Natalie Goldberg holds writing workshops. Her newest book The True Secret of Writing: Connecting Life with Language focuses on mantras.  Two are:
 Sit. Walk. Write.
 Shut Up and Write!

Goldberg describes her life -- this was the most interesting to me; then gives exercises and lists of things to meditate upon and write about. This was an interesting book to skim through, however I was not motivated enough to actually want to sit down, shut up, and write.