Natalie Goldberg's classic book on the techniques, skills and art of creative writing, reissued to coincide with the publication of her new book on the subject, Thunder and Lightning. Wild Mind is for everyone who writes or wants to write. Natalie Goldberg teaches a Zen-like method that will take you straight to the source of creative power, to the mind that is 'raw, full of energy, alive and hungry'. These pages are packed with wise, practical and witty advice on: --how to find time to write --how to discover your personal style --how to make statements come alive --how to overcome writer's block Wild Mind also offers a larger vision of the writer's task: balancing daily responsibilities with a commitment to writing; knowing when to take risks as a writer and as a human being; coming to terms with failure and loss; and learning self acceptance - both in life and in art. 'Wild Mind vibrates with kindness, truth and courage. The words lift off the page. As I read, my world got bigger. Natalie Goldberg is a superb teacher' - Laura Davis, co-author of The Courage to Heal