Fight Like Hell in the War of Art by Justine MuskI was Twitter-tagged as part of a 100-people experiment involving Hugh MacLeod. I was delighted to take part.
If you want to be a writer, or any other kind of artist, cartoonist, blogger and bestselling writer Hugh MacLeod
has some advice for you.It’s easy to tell somebody to get into The Zone. Much harder to live it. But fight like hell to get there, regardless, every friggin’ day, or else you’ll never make it.
The idea of the artist as a fighter, a warrior, permeates Steven Pressfield’s excellent book THE WAR OF ART
:Most of us have two lives. The life we live, and the unlived life within us. Between the two stands Resistance.
The Resistance is the enemy. The Resistance is procrastination, distraction, self-sabotage, a friend’s negativity, hurtful criticism, or anything else that keeps you from making art.( Read MoreCollapse )