Old Friend from Far Away: The Practice of Writing Memoir

Old Friend from Far Away: The Practice of Writing Memoir

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Twenty years ago Natalie Goldberg's classic, Writing Down the Bones, broke new ground in its approach to writing as a practice. Now, Old Friend from Far Away - her first book since Writing Down the Bones to focus solely on writing - reaffirms Goldberg's status as a foremost teacher of writing, and completely transforms the practice of writing memoir.

To write memoir, we must first know how to remember. Through timed, associative, and meditative exercises, Old Friend from Far Away guides you to the attentive state of thought in which you discover and open forgotten doors of memory. At once a beautifully written celebration of the memoir form, an innovative course full of practical teachings, and a deeply affecting meditation on consciousness, love, life, and death, Old Friend welcomes aspiring writers of all levels and encourages them to find their unique voice to tell their stories.

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ISBN: 9781416535034

Published Date: March 10, 2009

Publisher: Free Press

Language: English

Page Count: 309

Size: 8.42" l x 5.47" w x 0.88" h