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Writing Wednesdays

Writing Wednesdays

Habit

By Steven Pressfield | Published: March 31, 2010

Konrad Lorenz, the Nobel Prize-winning zoologist, had a pet goose that he allowed the run of the house. The first day when the goose waddled in the door, there happened to be a mirror near floor height; the goose mistook his own reflection for some rival bird and flew into attack mode.

Nobel laureate Konrad Lorenz and friend

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Writing Wednesdays

Writing Wednesdays

Specking It

By Steven Pressfield | Published: March 24, 2010

[The blog is on the road this week.  Herewith: a re-run of one of the best-received posts, “Specking It.”  Back next week!]

I moved from New York to Hollywood in the mid-eighties. This was the era of the “spec script”–a concept that has been of great use to me on many fronts beyond screenwriting. It might help you too. (more…)

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Writing Wednesdays

Writing Wednesdays

The Uses of Shame

By Steven Pressfield | Published: March 17, 2010

Shame is good. Shame is a tremendous weapon against Resistance. Along with habit, momentum, aspiration, anger, eros and joy, shame can be a mighty ally in the never-ending guerrilla campaign against self-sabotage.

Our hero: Attorney Joseph Welch from the Army-McCarthy hearings of 1954

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