Writing Down the Bones Freeing the Writer Within

ISBN-10: 0877733759

ISBN-13: 9780877733751

Edition: 1986

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List price: $12.95
Copyright year: 1986
Publisher: Shambhala Publications, Incorporated
Publication date: 10/12/1986
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 171
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.726
Language: English

Prefacep. xi
Introductionp. 1
Beginner's Mind, Pen and Paperp. 5
First Thoughtsp. 8
Writing as a Practicep. 11
Compostingp. 15
Artistic Stabilityp. 18
A List of Topics for Writing Practicep. 21
Fighting Tofup. 25
Trouble with the Editorp. 28
Elkton, Minnesota: Whatever's in Front of Youp. 29
Tap the Water Tablep. 32
We Are Not the Poemp. 34
Man Eats Carp. 36
Writing Is Not a McDonald's Hamburgerp. 39
Obsessionsp. 42
Original Detailp. 45
The Power of Detailp. 47
Baking a Cakep. 50
Living Twicep. 53
Writers Have Good Figuresp. 55
Listeningp. 57
Don't Marry the Flyp. 60
Don't Use Writing to Get Lovep. 62
What Are Your Deep Dreams?p. 65
Syntaxp. 67
Nervously Sipping Winep. 72
Don't Tell, but Showp. 75
Be Specificp. 77
Big Concentrationp. 79
The Ordinary and Extraordinaryp. 81
Talk Is the Exercise Groundp. 84
Writing Is a Communal Actp. 86
One Plus One Equals a Mercedes-Benzp. 89
Be an Animalp. 90
Make Statements and Answer Questionsp. 93
The Action of a Sentencep. 95
Writing in Restaurantsp. 98
The Writing Studiop. 103
A Big Topic: Eroticismp. 105
A Tourist in Your Own Townp. 108
Write Anyplacep. 110
Go Furtherp. 112
Engendering Compassionp. 114
Doubt Is Torturep. 117
A Little Sweetp. 119
A New Momentp. 120
Why Do I Write?p. 122
Every Mondayp. 126
More About Mondaysp. 128
Spontaneous Writing Boothsp. 130
A Sensation of Spacep. 133
A Large Field to Wander Inp. 136
The Goody Two-Shoes Naturep. 140
No Hindrancesp. 144
A Meal You Lovep. 147
Use Lonelinessp. 149
Blue Lipstick and a Cigarette Hanging Out Your Mouthp. 151
Going Homep. 152
A Story Circlep. 156
Writing Marathonsp. 160
Claim Your Writingp. 164
Trust Yourselfp. 167
The Samuraip. 169
Rereading and Rewritingp. 172
I Don't Want to Diep. 177
Epiloguep. 179
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