9 - The War of Art
The title a playful reversal of the Sun Tzu
classic, The Art of War, this slim
collection of observations about the artist’s life by novelist and screenwriter
Stephen Pressfield is beyond a shadow of a doubt the most inspiring book I’ve
ever read on the creative process (and on life in general). Keep telling
yourself you’ll start your novel next month? Never seem to find the time to
paint? Are you failing at yet another dieting plan? Do you keep procrastinating
about the exercise regimen that was this year’s resolution? Then The War of Art is for you.
With clear, real examples and simple, straightforward language, Pressfield cuts through the excuses we constantly use to put off doing what needs to be done. It’s challenging, inspiring, and a kick in the pants to get off the couch and start doing the things that really matter in life.
~ Evan Derrick
Purchase "The War of Art" here.