Literary Liaisons

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Natalie Goldberg – writing

I love how Natalie Goldberg (writing guru since the 1980’s) says to re-read what you’ve written, with a “soft heart”. I forget to be kind, and sometimes painfully tear myself to pieces. I have no harsher critic. So, the very best writing advice I can give today, is to be of a soft heart when you review what you’ve written.  Take some quiet time – go to your zen place – meditate, or whatever you need to do to have compassion for the writer you are today. Remember; it’s a process and a lifelong apprenticeship.

I look forward to hearing Natalie at the Edmonds Washington writer’s conference (writers on the sound) in October. Until then I’ll try to be kinder to myself.
If you are not familiar with Natalie Goldberg, check out this excerpt from her book, Writing Down the Bones and Wild Mind: Living the Writer’s Life, at


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