Writing Is Lonely? No, Says Steven Pressfield

“Is the writing process fundamentally lonely?” is a question Lex Fridman asked Steven Pressfield in an interview. I loved his answer: No, because you’re with your characters. […] My desk used to face the wall, and people would say: Don’t you want to look out the window?” But I’m in here, I’m seeing the spartans. … Read more

Not Enough Time for Your Creative Pursuits? You Need to Hear Steven Pressfield’s Truth Bomb

Can you pursue your dream when you’ve got a full-time job, a family to take care of, and other responsibilities? I personally have postponed pursuing my dream for these and similar reasons for many years, and when I heard Steven Pressfield and Marie Forleo discuss this, their take resonated strongly with me. It’s actually based … Read more

Ars longa, vita brevis

I just heard this Greek aphorism for the first time, and I love it. In the original Greek, it reads like this: Ὁ βίος βραχύς,ἡ δὲ τέχνη μακρή,ὁ δὲ καιρὸς ὀξύς,ἡ δὲ πεῖρα σφαλερή,ἡ δὲ κρίσις χαλεπή. Now to me that’s just a bunch of scribbles, so here’s the English translation: Life is short,and art … Read more

Interview Your Family Members

There’s so much I don’t know about the life of my father, my mother, my grandparents, my uncles, and other family members. Some of them are gone and have taken all their stories with them, but some of them are still around. Only know do I realize how precious some of these stories are to … Read more