The Lion’s Gate officially hits shelves and sites today.

Thanks for all of the comments to the mini-series running Mondays and Fridays. The series will run a few more weeks, with more background on The Lion’s Gate’s road to publication.

Another thank you to all the First Look Access Subscribers who took part in the 100-copy, first edition, hardcover giveaway of The Lion’s Gate last week—and to readers who shared their feedback of the then-unreleased video series “Writing the Lion’s Gate,” which was included with the giveaway e-mail. The twelve videos are now available on the site (see playlist below) and via YouTube.

AND: A final thank you to the publisher for providing and sending 100 copies of The Lion’s Gate to readers—and for scheduling one more giveaway via Goodreads. Click here for more information.

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View all twelve videos on YouTube or download a PDF Transcript for the series.


Steve shows you the predictable Resistance points that every writer hits in a work-in-progress and then shows you how to deal with each one of these sticking points. This book shows you how to keep going with your work.

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A short book about the writing of a first novel: for Steve, The Legend of Bagger Vance. Having failed with three earlier attempts at novels, here's how Steve finally succeeded.



Steve shares his "lessons learned" from the trenches of the five different writing careers—advertising, screenwriting, fiction, nonfiction, and self-help. This is tradecraft. An MFA in Writing in 197 pages.



Amateurs have amateur habits. Pros have pro habits. When we turn pro, we give up the comfortable life but we find our power. Steve answers the question, "How do we overcome Resistance?"



  1. Trey Herschap on May 6, 2014 at 10:22 am

    Dear Mr. Pressfield,
    I have not watched the interviews but I can say that without a doubt the transcript of the interviews has been some great reading. I have had goosebumps for going on thirty minutes now. Thank you for writing The Lions Gate. I am looking forward to this one as something about it deeply resonates with me. And thank you for the free 100 books. I was lucky enough to score one of those but am buying the kindle book today.

    • Steven Pressfield on May 6, 2014 at 11:37 am

      Thanks, Trey. I know: who’s got time to watch a video? Even I don’t!

  2. Dora Sislian Themelis on May 6, 2014 at 11:03 am

    I feel so fortunate to be able to go on this creative journey through your experience. Although I was closed out of the free offer, I’ll certainly be getting this book. Thank you.

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