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Writing Wednesdays

Writing Wednesdays

On Research, Or What I Learned From A Single Sheet Of Fool’s Cap

By Steven Pressfield | Published: April 27, 2010

[I’m excited to share some of the new posts that will go up in the coming weeks. But for now, a repeat of one of the lessons I learned from Norman Stahl.]

I’ve been lucky in my career in having a few really terrific mentors–just guys who’ve taught me stuff about writing and work. The best is Norman Stahl, the cosmically brilliant documentarian, novelist and military historian. Do you know people who’ve got a lot of bullshit? Norm has the least of anybody I’ve ever known. In fact I would say Norm has absolutely NO bullshit. Here’s one thing he told me: (more…)

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Writing Wednesdays

Writing Wednesdays

The Amnesiac’s Story

By Steven Pressfield | Published: April 21, 2010

Two of the most popular movies of the past few years are The Hangover and The Bourne Identity. What do they have in common? They’re both amnesia stories.

I love amnesia stories. What could be more fun? Guy wakes up face-down on the floor of a villa in Vegas, or floating in a wetsuit off the coast of Marseilles. He remembers nothing. Who is he? How did he get there? And where the hell did that tiger in the bathroom come from? (more…)

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Writing Wednesdays

Writing Wednesdays

My Kind of Barbarian

By Steven Pressfield | Published: April 14, 2010

Where do ideas come from? (I don’t mean the shower–or while we’re driving on the Taconic Parkway.) What is the source of creativity? Where did the iPad come from, or the Eiffel Tower, or Nude Descending A Staircase?

Here’s Robert E. Howard, who created the Conan the Barbarian series: (more…)

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