If you’ve ever put off doing something you really wanted to do, creating something you really wanted to create, starting an exercise regime…consider reading THE WAR OF ART: Winning the Inner Creative Battle by Steven Pressfield. I finally did; it’s a Seth Godin fave rave which Red Maxwell reminded me the other day to check out, and if that’s not enough of an endorsement for you, look at these blurbs:
A vital gem . . . a kick in the ass.
I’ve never read a self help book that wasn’t fatuous, obvious and unhelpful. Until The War of Art. It’s amazingly cogent and smart on the psychology of creation. If I ever teach a writing course this would be one of the first books I’d assign, along with the letters of Flannery O’Connor.
—Jay McInerney, author of Bright Lights, Big Cityand Brightness Falls