The War of Art: Break Through the Blocks and Win Your Inner Creative Battles by Steven PressfieldThe War of Art: Break Through the Blocks and Win Your Inner Creative Battles by Steven Pressfield

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

bySteven Pressfield

Paperback | January 11, 2012

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Author Steven Pressfield was born in Port of Spain, Trinidad in September 1943. He graduated from Duke University in 1965 and joined the Marine Corps. Before becoming a full-time writer, he worked as a copy writer, taxi driver, bartender, tractor-trailer driver, fruit picker, and worked on oil rigs. He then moved to California and began writing screenplays. In 2000, his debut novel, The Legend of Bagger Vance, was made into a movie starring Matt Damon and Will Smith. He primarily writes military historical fiction set in classical antiquity. Most of his novels are told from the first-person perspective of the main character.
Author Steven Pressfield was born in Port of Spain, Trinidad in September 1943. He graduated from Duke University in 1965 and joined the Marine Corps. Before becoming a full-time writer, he worked as a copy writer, taxi driver, bartender, tractor-trailer driver, fruit picker, and worked on oil rigs. He then moved to California and bega...
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Title:The War of Art: Break Through the Blocks and Win Your Inner Creative BattlesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:165 pages, 8 × 5 × 0.6 inPublished:January 11, 2012Publisher:On Demand Publishing, LLC-Create SpaceLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1936891026

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Rated 1 out of 5 by from Far from inspiring, bordering on I didn't find this book to be inspiring or helpful at all. The author relies on personifying your struggles and turning your creative battle into some kind of fable, but that really just masks the problem and doesn't provide tangible steps to help you. There are some nuggets of wisdom early on, but as the book progresses, it veers off into blather. The whole third part of the book encourages you to put your creative "faith" in the muses and gods, which to me, takes the onus off the individual, as if creativity is something brought on by the supernatural and divine. I think inspiration can be found in the material world. Short enough, to sit through. Any longer I'd be asleep.
Date published: 2017-10-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I loved this!! I bought this a while ago and I'm really glad a dad. Pressfield does it again!
Date published: 2017-07-09
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great book! This is a great book for any entrepreneur, writer or any creative type. Very inspirational. The resistance is real!
Date published: 2017-07-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good and short Great book. I finished it in two sittings because it is short and easy to read. The information/ ideas in this book are very good.
Date published: 2017-05-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Resistance is a war! The War of Art is a great help to wake up and realize that inner resistance is the only reason why we tend to get blocked and it helps to self-reflect on this particular problem and realize that it's actually something that can be easily overcome once the realization has set in. In addition to reading the book, I would recommend to watch the plenty of interviews by Pressfield that you can find on YouTube. The Foolscap method is a great help for writers.
Date published: 2017-02-12
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Pretty interesting book This book is so easy and fast, but its a must read. I love the concepts of creativity described. The Muse!!!
Date published: 2017-01-30
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Nope... Really not my type, I couldn't get through it.
Date published: 2016-11-30
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Overrogan-- er, overrated... This book was not as phenomenal as Joe would have you believe, but it's ok. It cuts to the core of procrastination, if that's your problem, and accepts no excuses.
Date published: 2015-09-16
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Good A military style approach to creativity. If you are a writer, then write, a singer then sing, a painter then paint, a pianist, then play. The book started off strong but fades off somewhere in the middle. Worth reading if you’ve been procrastination on your artistic pursuits or need a bit of inspiration to stay motivated.
Date published: 2015-05-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Sayin' like it is! The book in my opinion was a great read and had a very poetic feel to it. I love the way the information was delivered and in a "tell it like it is" way. All in all, I would recommend this book and I will read it again. Thanks for the insight!
Date published: 2015-03-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from War of Art An excellent book for any creative person. Inspirational, instructive as well as a fine read. Get it.
Date published: 2015-01-27
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Inspiring Full of insight and inspiration. I didn't love every moment of it--there were parts that I thought were dismissive or compassionless--but that's the way pep-talk books come across sometimes, since the focus is on action and not empathy. Overall this gave me a new way to think about art along the lines of Julia Cameron's The Artist's Way, but with far more brevity and no exercises to work through.
Date published: 2014-07-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Pure fuel for the one who create Everytime I open that book, even just to read one little article in it, it rekindle my creative passion and push me to head toward my next work. A must have for artists.
Date published: 2014-05-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Go create something - now! Steven Pressfield points out the evils of resistance and then sounds the clarion call to go forth and blast past it, to give the world what you've got. No matter your field, no matter your educational level, you've got something to contribute to the world. Presented in bite-sized chunks of wisdom and personal stories, this books' ideas are easy to get, but for most of us hard to do. He acknowledges the fight on every page, and implacably urges you go get over it and move forward.
Date published: 2013-12-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beat Resistance (check) A great read for those you struggle to get things done, like myself. Found this book very enlightening. Oh and JRE.
Date published: 2013-12-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from insightful indeed new tool to the box
Date published: 2013-11-02
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great This is a great book for those who have lost touch of their inner self. I have found my path, thank you.
Date published: 2013-09-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The War Of Art Inspiring for any artist!
Date published: 2013-05-03
Rated 4 out of 5 by from interesting read I don't have much to say about this book. it was interesting and gave me insight and a different perspective on my procrastination aka resistance. read it you might find something!
Date published: 2013-04-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The War of Art ... the most moving ensemble of perfectly written words... it can, & will change you... its awesomeness will bring forth the warrior you are...
Date published: 2013-03-30