Steven Pressfield Blog
If the human being was born for adversity … and if the Warrior Archetype was implanted within our psyche (or evolved on its own) to assist us in fighting wars … what war should we fight?
We were talking last week about one of the qualities of the Inciting Incident, the moment in Act One when the story actually STARTS. We said that
Why has the genre of the American Western retained such power generation to generation?
The hero in American Westerns (and Samurai tales and post-apocalyptic movies like “Mad Max”) is the Warrior Archetype personified, at least in its latter-day configuration of the solitary man of violence, who lives by his own code and operates as a law unto himself.
What lies beyond the Warrior Archetype? In this episode we revisit the moment in India when Alexander the Great’s army reached the limits of its conquests and turned around for home.
The yogis of Alexander’s India sat in silence, naked in the sun.
One of the things a writer realizes when she first becomes aware of her own Resistance—her internal, diabolical pull toward self-sabotage—is that it’s a dangerous world … not just “out there,” but “in here.”
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