Old Friend from Far Away: The Practice of Writing by Natalie Goldberg

Old Friend from Far AwayThis book is a pleasure to read, but it is even more valuable as a group of exercises and encouragements for memoir writing, with many writing prompts and a very basic direction — “Shut up and write.”
There are many examples from Goldberg and other authors that inspire as well as illustrate.

From the book — “To write just to write is what writing practice is all about…. Practice for no reason. Then all poetry, literature, even home, that evasive place, will come to you.”

Reviewed by Sue


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