Tag Archives: Steven Pressfield

A PROFESSIONAL SEEKS ORDER

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  Some years ago, when I was working as a court reporter in civil court, I reported a wrongful termination trial.  It probably wouldn’t have been memorable except for the fact that the plaintiff’s attorney was a walking disaster. This … Continue reading

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WHEN YOUR BRAIN GETS IN YOUR WAY

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Now we come to the third and most difficult part of an idea’s journey to becoming a first draft story, and that is the brain.  That’s right.  The very thing responsible for making us capable of placing words next to … Continue reading

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BLOG OVERHAUL, DAY 7: AND NOW WE REST (AND WATCH EPISODES OF “LOST”)

So now we come to the end of the Blog Overhaul, and I must admit, pink am I tickled.  I originally decided to write about overhauling my blog as a way to share the process with other Gonnabe Writers who … Continue reading

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A LONG-ASS LETTER OF ENCOURAGEMENT TO THE OVERWHELMED, OVERWORKED, AND UNDER-INSPIRED

  Is everyone ready for NaNoWriMo? I said, IS EVERYONE READY FOR NANOWRIMO?! Yeah, well, me neither, so don’t feel bad.  I’m not even ready for Halloween. But that’s the whole point of NaNoWriMo.  If I waited until I was … Continue reading

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SO HOW’S THE WRITING GOING?

If you’ve read my blog before, then you might be aware of my undying love for Steven Pressfield’s wonderful book on the creative battle, “¹The War of Art.”   In the “Turning Pro,” section, Pressfield lists 10 qualities of a … Continue reading

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STAR SEARCH: A RESPONSE TO STEVEN PRESSFIELD’S “WRITE FOR A STAR”

Last Wednesday, Steven Pressfield posted an article to his blog titled “Write for a Star.” He takes the age-old rule of screenwriting, “Write for a star,” and discusses its applications in all creative endeavors. To summarize and paraphrase — to … Continue reading

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GO DEEP

Steven Pressfield talks about “Depth of Work” this week over at his blog and unmasked the true culprit behind the blue funk I’ve been mucking about with this past month. While it is true that I’ve been at the computer … Continue reading

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MY GLORIOUS RETURN FROM THE BATHROOM

That’s right.  I feel better, thanks for asking.  Turns out I had a “touch” of the stomach flu.  That “touch” had the wallop of a backhanded bitch slap if you ask me, but I’m better now…and back to my bad … Continue reading

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WORK RELAXATION DON’T THINK

I have read at least two dozen books on writing in my life, and own quite a few I haven’t yet read.  So far, I have found three to be well worth their salt:  The War of Art:  Break Through … Continue reading

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Confession Time

“THINGS HAVE GROUND TO A HALT DUE TO MY EMPHATIC AND STUBBORN-HEADED REFUSAL TO GET OFF MY ASS.” Continue reading

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