Quotes, June 2012

Quotes I found interesting or compelling, from something I read in June 2012:

Our chief want is someone who will inspire us to be what we know we could be.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

I can be dense at times, such as when I haven’t gotten enough sleep or when I’m being fiercely clever in the wrong direction.
Anne Herbert

Turning Pro and Being A Writer

I get asked questions every day about how to be a writer and how to get published, it’s the most frequent topic of advice emails sent to me, actually. Because of this, Nils and I are the process of writing a comprehensive set of posts about what it means to be a creative writing professional in the age of the internet and precisely how to do that. So yes, I will answer ALL those emails I get from people asking me “how to be a writer.” We’re going to cover everything that could possibly be relevant to modern creative writing professional, and do it in a way that has never been done before–from a battle-tested, proven perspective with tons of specific, actionable information and real world examples. There are pretty much no books about writing that do anything like that, so we’re going to write it.

Book Summary: The War of Art

The War of Art

by Steven Pressfield
190 pages
Black Irish Entertainment LLC (January 11, 2012)

Where to buy The War of Art


This book is about:

How to start and succeed in a creative endeavor, specifically, how to create the proper mindset for creative success and avoid the common problems that inhibit creative success.

Quotes, May 2012

This is a series I will start doing; posting a list of quotes at the end of every month. I read a ton, and I have a longer Quote List I keep, but instead of adding to the larger list, I’m going to post monthly updates. [This is in addition to the book reviews and analysis I will begin posting, as soon as I figure out the format I want to put them in.]