The War of Art by Steven Pressfield
book review #172
This is a book about overcoming creative blocks.
It focuses on the author's experiences as a writer and shares some anecdotes about his life and how does his work and overcame hurdles in his creative process. From the dreaded writer's block to the 'resistance'.
The 'resistance' is one of the key ideas that he talks about in the book.
The resistance is simply defined as the force that separates us from the life we are living to the life we want to live.
The rest of the book had a poetic tone, as you would expect it to be from an author of historical fiction and screenplays.
It goes on and on about how the resistance is the enemy that must be defeated drawing parallels to timeless myths from history.
The book was overall quite short and worth the read, especially if you are in a creative rut and bogged down by the dreaded resistance.