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Writing Wednesdays

Writing Wednesdays

Sex Scenes

By Steven Pressfield | Published: September 30, 2009

I once did a rewrite on a porn flick. Before I began, the producer wanted to get together with me, to give me my marching orders and to make sure that I didn’t slow the project down by making avoidable rookie mistakes. We met for breakfast at a coffee shop in Santa Monica. In that meeting, I got two of the best lessons in writing I’ve ever received.

Why porn is so bad (more…)

Posted in Writing Wednesdays
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Afghanistan

AfghanistanAgoraEditorialOne Tribe At A Time

“One Tribe at a Time”

By Steven Pressfield | Published: September 28, 2009

The thoughts and I ideas that I will put forward in this paper are mine alone. Although I credit the U.S. Army Special Forces for the training I have received and the trust of [its] commanders, nothing in this paper reflects any other person’s or organization’s ideas.

Maj. Gant and ODA 316 in Afghanistan 2004

Maj. Gant and ODA 316 in Afghanistan 2004

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Posted in Afghanistan, Agora, Editorial, One Tribe At A Time
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Afghanistan

AfghanistanAgoraAn Interview with an Afghan Tribal ChiefEditorial

Part #1

By Steven Pressfield | Published: September 25, 2009

Chief Zazai, right, with his father, Chief Raiss Afzal Khan Zazi and his bodyguard, both murdered in 2000

Chief Zazai, right, with his father, Chief Raiss Afzal Khan Zazi and his bodyguard, both murdered in 2000

[The blog is out of town this week.  Here is a re-boot of our first post in this ongoing series. See you Monday!] (more…)

Posted in Afghanistan, Agora, An Interview with an Afghan Tribal Chief, Editorial
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