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ERIC Number: EJ766202
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Apr-13
Pages: 1
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0009-5982
Writing for the Moon and Stars
Hart, Melissa
Chronicle of Higher Education, v53 n32 pB5 Apr 2007
In this article, the author talks about Natalie Goldberg's "Writing Down the Bones." Over the past 20 years, she has referred to its pages whenever she needs a chapter of cheery Buddhist philosophy to soften an onslaught of editorial rejection slips. In the midst of any heady publishing success, she turns to the book to remind her that, ultimately, she writes for the sheer love of craft, not for fame or financial gain. Last year the University of Oregon invited her to teach a course on magazine writing. She skimmed the previous professor's syllabus and recognized "Writing Down the Bones" with all the joy of greeting an old friend. She added the book to her own syllabus as mandatory reading. Here, she presents her students' reactions about the book.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Oregon