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The War of Art: "A Professional Acts in the Face of Fear"

“The amateur believes he must first overcome his fear; then he can do his work. The professional knows that fear can never be overcome. He knows there is no such things as a fearless warrior or a dread-free artist.

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Fighting the Mid Novel Slump

I never knew there was a such a thing. But a few weeks ago it happened to me. At first I thought it was just a moment of frustration. 705 more words


"Steal like an Artist" by Austin Kleon.

This week, I need to…nay, I MUST recommend this book to you: STEAL LIKE AN ARTIST by Austin Kleon.

Much like THE WAR OF ART by Steven Pressfield, this is another quick and highly inspirational book, albeit much shorter. 54 more words


Realizing the beings we are

I have been reading an excellent book for anyone pursuing creative endeavors, The War of Art, by Steven Pressfield. In it he focuses on our war with resistance, and that includes this truth: : “Most of us have two lives. 628 more words

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Reflections on Resistance

I was hanging out in a bookstore looking at the contents of a tome containing all the Gnostic gospels, trying to imagine reading it all (it’s way over 1,000 pages), dreaming of retirement, reflecting on when I might have enough time for everything I want to do, when I heard the people who work there talking about a workshop using the book… 433 more words


WRITING Quick Tip: The War of Art

Every writer, particularly any writer who struggles with procrastination, needs to read the first 100 pages of Steven Pressfield‘s The War of Art. Part 2 is skippable, and Part 3…  13 more words

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