The Saturday Writing Quote — Natalie Goldberg on listening

“Writing is ninety percent listening. … you listen so deeply to the space around you that it fills you, and when you write, it pours out of you. If you can capture that reality around you, your writing needs nothing else. You don’t only listen to the person speaking to you across the table but simultaneously try to listen to the air, the chair, and the door.”

– Natalie Goldberg, in Writing Down the Bones


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