"…the most important book you've never read: The War of Art." -- Seth Godin
The Art of War meets The Artist's Way in this profoundly inspiring, no-nonsense guide to overcoming creative blocks of every kind. Bestselling author Steven Pressfield shows readers how to identify, defeat, and unlock the inner barriers to creativity.
"Amazingly cogent and smart on the psychology of creation." -- Jay McInerney
Concise and to the point.
That is one book to get you going when you need that little push. Thanks for being the medium Steven.
I wanted to feel inspired or motivated but walking away at the end this book changed nothing. Instead I found myself questioning the terrible anecdotes and quotable excerpts. The writing distracted from the message and the constant reference to God and Angels really took away from the point of each story. There were some good takes on time and space but overall I did not enjoy this book.
Thought provoking read, few minor issues
I picked up this book, and was curious if it would guide me through my own creative blocks. While there were wonderfully written passages that makes me want to get up and get to doing what the author preaches, I was turned off by the religious tone near the end. I did appreciate his input to try to think of these religious affected parts in other ways. In addition to that: considering that this book was published in early 2000s, I was not a fan of how the author portrayed the bit about dealing with depression as something trivial. This is something to keep in mind if you decide to take this book’s words to heart in your own journey to conquering your own creative blocks. Other than these bits, this book is definitely worth the read to reframe your own mindset.