Do the Work

May 5, 2011

A pleasant surprise popped up in my Kindle app last week: Do the Work, by Steven Pressfield. I had pre-ordered when it first appeared as a free ebook. And as of today, it’s still free, so you should go get it. (There’s also a not so free hardcover available if you insist on such things.) […]

you are…really [the war of art]

December 2, 2009

This post is the second in what has now certifiably become a series of reflections on The War of Art by Steven Pressfield. In the past few months, our four year old daughter has made the shift from scribbler to conceptual artist. When she draws, she no longer needs to tell us what she’s drawn…usually. […]

creating requires doing [the war of art]

November 11, 2009

This post is the first in what will probably maybe hopefully be a series of reflections on The War of Art by Steven Pressfield. The War of Art is subtitled Break Through the Blocks and Win Your Inner Creative Battles. That is something that author Steven Pressfield apparently knows a little about. He was writing […]

the box [the creative habit]

September 22, 2009

This post is the last of an ongoing series of reflections on my reading of The Creative Habit, by Twyla Tharp. Today, our seven month, irregularly recurring series on The Creative Habit comes to an end. But, in the interest of being trite, last certainly does not mean least. I think I’ve saved the best […]

steven pressfield on creative work

February 20, 2009

Creative work is not a selfish act or a bid for attention on the part of the actor. It’s a gift to the world and every being in it. Don’t cheat us of your contribution. Give us what you’ve got.” – Steven Pressfield’s final words in The War of Art