Be a Writing Warrior

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One of the best books to have in your writer’s tool box is Steven Pressfield’s The War of Art. Just like any other profession, we scribblers should have books by those who have so successfully gone before to inspire and teach us. Steven’s original claim to fame was the bestselling novel The Legend of Bagger Vance, but he has quite a few great non-fiction books out there now too.

One of our biggest stumbling blocks in our writing lives is resistance. In fact in all aspects of our lives resistance can cause us to refuse to even take on a hurdle rather than risk falling at it. Resistance is what leads to procrastination. Steven is a religious man and some disagree with him when at one point he likens it to evil. All of us have battled resistance in one form or another, and I for one agree with…

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5 thoughts on “Be a Writing Warrior

    Cynthia Reyes said:
    April 21, 2016 at 2:46 pm

    A very insightful piece, Jo. Thanks for it, and for bringing this book to my attention. Wishing you a good day.

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      jorobinson176 responded:
      April 21, 2016 at 2:48 pm

      Thank you Cynthia – it’s really a hugely helpful book on life in general as well as writing. Such a long time I’ve been away. I hope that all is really well with you. ❤

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    philipparees said:
    April 21, 2016 at 3:47 pm

    Timely today Jo since Resistance has become a Goliath and I clearly now must slay him. Book bought immediatemente!

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      jorobinson176 responded:
      April 21, 2016 at 3:49 pm

      You won’t regret the buy Philippa! I’m also having battles with it lately so I dived back in and voila! I’m very late with everything again – are you well? ❤


    Rajiv said:
    April 22, 2016 at 5:22 am

    Cool piece!

    I am moving ahead to publish , self publish, my first.

    It’s scary


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