Review of Writing Down the Bones: Freeing the Writer Within by Natalie Goldberg


I was excited when I won this book from Goodreads Giveaways because it had great reviews and I’ve heard good things about it. I really enjoyed most of it. I like Goldberg’s writing style and it flows well.

I like the writing exercises that are in each chapter. I’ve done a couple of them and I plan on doing the rest. I feel like she gives some good tips on how to write and how to manage your time.  That was helpful. I like the timed exercises the most.

It’s neat that the author ties her ideas about writing into her zen beliefs, but some of it didn’t work for me. There were also a few times where it seemed like she was “humble bragging” or where things were just far-fetched. I honestly had to force myself to finish the last few chapter.

I would rate this book a 3.5/5 stars. If you like writing, check it out.


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I love reading, listening to music, watching wrestling and spending time with my friends and family. I read mostly Young Adult books and I love paranormal books, especially vampire ones. I am originally from Connecticut, but I live in Maryland now. I have a book buying habit and I'm addicted to the book section of my local thrift shop.

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