Do the Work Steven Pressfield

Do the Work: How Steven Pressfield Will Make You a Better Writer

Every writer needs to study the teachings of Steven Pressfield. He is the Nike of the literary world. The ultra-successful shoe and athletic-apparel company won the slogan race years ago with Just Do It. For writers, Pressfield’s Do the Work is a close second. While a prolific and talented fiction author, Pressfield’s nonfiction books center on strategic methods for overcoming the barriers to writing (or any artistic endeavor, but the primary focus of his is writing). The War of Art […]

September Reading List

Monthly Reading List: October 2016

A monthly collection of book suggestions I am currently or have recently finished reading.    Non-fiction The Emperor of All Maladies by Siddhartha Mukherjee “But Lasker and Farber only exemplify the grit, imagination, inventiveness, and optimism of generations of men and women who have waged a battle against cancer for four thousand years. In a sense, this is a military history—one in which the adversary is formless, timeless, and pervasive. Here, too, there are victories and […]

Become a Better Writer

3 Ways to Become a Better Writer

How to Improve Your Writing Skills On the topic of how a person can improve their writing skills, inevitably two answers always rise to the the top: 1) Read more. 2) Write more. For a person who’s managed to go their entire life without reading or writing a single thing, that’s pretty good advice. But most of us aren’t that person. Most of us read, and read often. Most us have at least attempted to write […]