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I am pleased and very excited to introduce a new guest this week. Tosca Lee is the award-winning author of two novels (with two more soon to come). Havah is the story of Eve from a first-person point of view. Demon: A Memoir is a tale about a man who is stalked by a demon whose goal is to solicit the authorship of his own story – a tale that begins before the creation of the world. Forbidden, a collaborative series with Ted Dekker, comes out in September of this year. Rumors are that this story will eclipse Dekker’s wildly popular Circle series. Iscariot, Tosca’s third stand-alone work, will be available in 2012.
While Tosca’s prose is poetic and often ethereal, she is as down to earth as they come. She’s the originator of the “Writer Cam” on her Facebook page where you can see her at work via photos of the unglamorous side of writing (the mundane and grueling) as well as her humor and triumph along the way. (Loving this concept, I’ve adopted it with my own album of writer-at-work photos you might have seen on my Facebook page.)
Tosca keeps a blog on her website where she explores ideas about writing, spirituality and where the two converge. Watching her at the daily grind through Twitter and Facebook, Tosca has been an inspiration to me in my own writing. Be sure to come back on Thursday for a glimpse into her life and to gain some insight from a successful fellow Creative.
I’ve given you excerpts from Steven Pressfield’s cut-through-the-crap-and-get-busy book The War of Art: Break Through the Blocks and Win Your Inner Creative Battles over the past few weeks. Today, I leave you with a final installment, and I hope that you will run your little fingers over to your favorite book-purchasing website and pick it up for yourselves. The few bits that I have shared are only a snippet of the wealth of insight and the injection of courage that awaits you in this awesome book. Read the rest of this entry »
We’ve all said it at least a million times: “If only I could get motivated, I would get started on this book/redecorating project/degree/workout!” How often have we just kept searching for that one thing that will make us finally get off our duffs and take action on that idea that we have? If you’re like me at all, it’s pretty easy to come up with excuses… I mean reasons… why you can’t start right now. This is Resistance.
Today, I bring you another installment of author Steven Pressfield’s wonderful advice from his book The War of Art: Break Through the Blocks and Win Your Inner Creative Battles. In these selections, you will see what our attitude should be toward those questions of motivation. The second section of this book is devoted to ways of “Combating Resistance.” Read the rest of this entry »