The War of Art: Break Through the Blocks and Win Your Inner Creative Battles

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Black Irish Entertainment LLC, Jun 3, 2002 - Self-Help - 192 pages
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What keeps so many of us from doing what we long to do? Why is there a naysayer within? How can we avoid the roadblocks of any creative endeavor—be it starting up a dream business venture, writing a novel, or painting a masterpiece?

The War of Art identifies the enemy that every one of us must face, outlines a battle plan to conquer this internal foe, then pinpoints just how to achieve the greatest success.

The War of Art emphasizes the resolve needed to recognize and overcome the obstacles of ambition and then effectively shows how to reach the highest level of creative discipline.

Think of it as tough love . . . for yourself.


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User Review  - tandah - LibraryThing

I get that lots of people have been inspired by this book - I bought it on the recommendation of people I admire. I also get that simple messages are often the most profound, but this book is just not written in a way that speaks to me. Read full review

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User Review  - dbookbinder - LibraryThing

Pressfield's concise assault on Resistance and his distinction between the professional and the amateur helped me break through some substantial blocks along the way to creating my book 'Paths to Wholeness.' Highly recommended. Read full review

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Steven Pressfield is the author of TURNING PRO, THE WARRIOR ETHOS, THE AUTHENTIC SWING, DO THE WORK, GATES OF FIRE, TIDES OF WAR, THE LEGEND OF BAGGER VANCE among others. He lives in Los Angeles.  In 2003, he was made an honorary citizen by the city of Sparta in Greece

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