The War of Art by Steven Pressfield
Steven Pressfield delivers a guide to inspire and support those who struggle to express their creativity. Pressfield believes that โ€œresistanceโ€ is the greatest enemy, and he offers many unique and helpful ways to overcome it.

Book 11 of
Started Reading ๐Ÿ“– โ€“ February 10, 2021
Finished Reading ๐Ÿ“˜ โ€“ February 10, 2021
My rating: โญโญโญโญ

I listened to this in a post-prandial stupor. It was a short book.

Steven Pressfield tackles the problem that people face when they are struggling to create something. He calls it Resistance with a capital R. Itโ€™s a combination of self-doubt, deception, fear of change and success. Resistance is a negative force that opposes any creativity and keeps us from fulfilling our dreams.

Heroes: Mortals and Monsters, Quests and Adventures by Stephen Fry

There are heroes - and then there are Greek heroes.

Few mere mortals have ever embarked on such bold and heart-stirring adventures, overcome myriad monstrous perils, or outwitted scheming vengeful gods, quite as stylishly and triumphantly as Greek heroes.

In this companion to his bestselling Mythos, Stephen Fry brilliantly retells these dramatic, funny, tragic and timeless tales. Join Jason aboard the Argo as he quests for the Golden Fleece. See Atalanta - who was raised by bears - outrun any man before being tricked with golden apples. Witness wily Oedipus solve the riddle of the Sphinx and discover how Bellerophon captures the winged horse Pegasus to help him slay the monster Chimera.

Heroes is the story of what we mortals are truly capable of - at our worst and our very best.

Book 10 of

Started Reading ๐Ÿ“– โ€“ January 18, 2021
Finished Reading ๐Ÿ“˜ โ€“ February 7, 2021
My rating: โญโญโญโญ

As always Stephen Fry is a joy to hear. Though I have come across all of these heroes and stories, hearing them again brought back memories of reading them as comics or books. I would have liked to hear a bit more about other heroes also in addition to the famous ones that we all know about.

The Organised Writer by Antony Johnston
The Organised Writer is a practical, no-nonsense system that allows you to write without worrying about administration, business affairs, or scheduling. This straight-talking guide will help you become more productive, cope with multiple projects and make time within your life to write - while also dealing with non-writing tasks more efficiently.
Cover of The Organised Writer

Book 8 of

Started Reading ๐Ÿ“– โ€“ January 25, 2021
Finished Reading ๐Ÿ“˜ โ€“ February 3, 2021
My rating: โญโญโญ

This is an interesting take on being organised as a writer. It is more like for writers. Nothing new to me but others might find this interesting…