Episode 387: Steven Pressfield on A Man at Arms and creative battles

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March 31, 2021


Steven Pressfield’s books have been hugely influential on my life and it was a real thrill to welcome him on the show.

Steve is the author of Gates of Fire and about a dozen other novels, mostly historical fiction set in the time of ancient Greece and Rome.

He’s also the author of the modern classic The War of Art: Break Through the Blocks and Win Your Inner Creative Battles.

Steve’s latest book is A Man at Arms, a fantastic deliver-the-message tale about a retired Roman legionnaire who has been ordered to intercept the messengers who are trying to deliver Paul’s letter to the Corinthians.

I liked this book so much that I’m giving away 25 copies to listeners of this show.

Get your copy here: http://bit.ly/GetAManAtArms

For more info about Steve, visit https://stevenpressfield.com/


Key points include:

  • 09:56: What to do when the muse visits
  • 15:16: Why Steven reads non-fiction.
  • 16:17: Research for Steven’s books
  • 22:25: Children developing creativity
  • 26:11: Resistance is universal
  • 27:53: How Steven recognises a professional
  • 31:20: Thoughts on masculinity