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BeaSue

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on: June 22, 2015, 12:38:19 PM
I recently finished reading The War of Art: Break Through the Clocks and Win Your Creative Battles by Steven Pressfield. This book is about overcoming one's own resistance to one's creative endeavors. It's a quick read.

Here is the Amazon description:

A succinct, engaging, and practical guide for succeeding in any creative sphere, The War of Art is nothing less than Sun-Tzu for the soul. hat keeps so many of us from doing what we long to do? Why is there a naysayer within? How can we avoid the roadblocks of any creative endeavor—be it starting up a dream business venture, writing a novel, or painting a masterpiece? Bestselling novelist Steven Pressfield identif ies the enemy that every one of us must face, outlines a battle plan to conquer this internal foe, then pinpoints just how to achieve the greatest success. The War of Art emphasizes the resolve needed to recognize and overcome the obstacles of ambition and then effectively shows how to reach the highest level of creative discipline. Think of it as tough love . . . for yourself. Whether an artist, writer or business person, this simple, personal, and no-nonsense book will inspire you to seize the potential of your life.

If you would like this book (free of charge) let me know with a PM and I will mail it to you. USA addresses only, please!
--Susan

"Creativity is harnessing universality and making it flow through your eyes." Peter Koestenbaum


doina

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Reply #1 on: July 01, 2015, 05:03:32 PM
Thank you Susan, it is very interesting. :flowers:
Doina


BeaSue

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Reply #2 on: July 01, 2015, 05:43:42 PM
Doina, would you like me to send it to you? Send me a private message with your postal address and I'll be happy to pop it in the mail.
--Susan

"Creativity is harnessing universality and making it flow through your eyes." Peter Koestenbaum


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Reply #3 on: July 02, 2015, 02:10:41 AM
Thank you for the kind offer. I am reading it. I borrowed from the public library. Doina :flowers:
Doina


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Reply #4 on: September 23, 2015, 07:39:07 AM
Thank you Susan.  I just finished reading Susan book and I signed it.

Anyone in USA or Canada wish to read it?   Let me know ASAP via PM.

Cheers, Annie
“We can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark; the real tragedy of life is when men are afraid of the light.”    ― Plato


BeaSue

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Reply #5 on: September 23, 2015, 01:57:00 PM
Annie and I have both read and signed the same book. We're starting a chain--passing it from one PB member to another, Jump on board!
--Susan

"Creativity is harnessing universality and making it flow through your eyes." Peter Koestenbaum


Annie.

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Reply #6 on: September 26, 2015, 01:38:09 AM
I have passed it along on Sep 23.
Cheers, Annie
“We can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark; the real tragedy of life is when men are afraid of the light.”    ― Plato


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Reply #7 on: September 30, 2015, 03:30:41 PM
 :thankyou:Susan and Annie.

Three names now on the book.

Anyone in the US or Canada who would like to read this drop me a pm.


 

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