If you ever struggle with seeing a creative challenge through from concept to completion, you’ll want to listen to this audio interview I’ve just recorded with Steven Pressfield, bestselling novelist, Hollywood screenwriter and author of the creativity classic The War of Art.
Steve has just released a follow-up to The War of Art called Do the Work, in which he walks you through the process of tackling a creative project from start to finish – including the difficult, scary and downright frustrating obstacles you’ll encounter along the way.
In this conversation Steve shares some of the big ideas from Do the Work, including:
- How to anticipate and deal with ‘Resistance points’
- The positive side of Resistance
- Why crashing and burning is a sign you’re on the right track
- How to earn the Assistance of the Muse
- The importance of staying stupid
He also talks about new opportunities for authors and book publishers, based on his experience of publishing Do the Work with The Domino Project, the innovative new publishing venture from Seth Godin.
Steve is just as generous with his ideas and experiences as in the last interview he gave to Lateral Action, which many of you have told me you’ve listened to several times.
Here’s a video Steve refers to in the conversation: Elizabeth Gilbert on her Muse.
To listen to the interview, press the Play button below or right-click to download the file. (If you’re reading this via email you may need to click through to the main site.)
I’ve read my copy twice in two weeks, and I’m sure it won’t be the last time…