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Writing Wednesdays

Writing Wednesdays

Write What You Don’t Know

By Steven Pressfield | Published: June 2, 2010

[Writing Wednesdays is taking a break this week. Here’s a favorite from last year. ]

Probably the most classic kernel of writing advice is “Write What You Know.” On the surface, that seems to make a lot of sense, and I’m sure it has worked for thousands and thousands of writers. It didn’t work for me.

When I was a beginning writer I had two literary heroes: Jack Kerouac and Ernest Hemingway. A lot of aspiring writers in my era had those guys as heroes. Kerouac and Hemingway weren’t so much my heroes for what they wrote (though that was a big part of it); it was more the ethic under which they did their writing. (more…)

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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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