Starting today, I will be doing a favorite author series. This series will feature my favorite authors that I can't live without. I will try to feature a favorite author of mine at least once a month, if not more. Let me know what you think of this blog post idea and leave me any feedback on what you think of Natalie Goldberg.
I read Writing Down the Bones by Natalie Goldberg in 2008, and ever since then I have been in love with her works and writing style. I thank my nonfiction professor everyday for introducing me to her. When I was reading that book, I felt as if I was in the room with Natalie and she was passing her wisdom down to me. It never felt like a novel. It never felt drawn out or anything. It never felt too wordy or anything. It felt real. It felt refreshing and rejuvenating. The novel wrote itself deep into my bones. I read that book over and over again, and I still do. Its a book that is on my top reads list everyday.
Natalie Goldberg breaks down writing and tells us how we can become better writers. She shares with us how she started writing and how she cut through her writing with practice. What's good about this book is that each chapter can be read by itself. You can turn to any chapter and read it. You don't have to start reading from the beginning. You can start anywhere, and you'd never feel out of place, lost or anything. If you do decide to read from the beginning, you will see how each chapter flows together as well. In my eyes, this book is magical. Natalie doesn't focus heavily on the mechanics of writing that we have learned. She focuses on her practice and the readers. Its like the whole book is "tea time with Natalie Goldberg."
I thank Natalie Goldberg everyday for writing such great books. If you'd like to learn more about Natalie Goldberg and her works, please do visit her website at: http://nataliegoldberg.com/
Who knows you might fall in love with her works and writing style just like me.