"The first thing that comes to mind when I think about the writing life: space. I just think of space. Time to daydream. Time to notice things," says Natalie Goldberg, author of Writing Down the Bones: Freeing the Writer Within (Shambhala, 1986), Wild Mind: Living the Writer's Life (Bantam, 1990), and other books on writing.
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