Nobody Wants to Read Your Sh*t

Nobody Wants to Read Your Sh*t

by Steven Pressfield, Shawn Coyne

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There's a mantra that real writers know but wannabe writers don't. And the secret phrase is this:


Recognizing this painful truth is the first step in the writer's transformation from amateur to professional.

From Chapter Four:

"When you understand that nobody wants to read your shit, you develop empathy. You acquire the skill that is indispensable to all artists and entrepreneurs--the ability to switch back and forth in your imagination from your own point of view as writer/painter/seller to the point of view of your reader/gallery-goer/customer. You learn to ask yourself with ev­ery sentence and every phrase: Is this interesting? Is it fun or challenging or inventive? Am I giving the reader enough? Is she bored? Is she following where I want to lead her?"

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Product Details

BN ID: 2940158393952
Publisher: Black Irish Books
Publication date: 06/12/2016
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 208
Sales rank: 1,011,658
File size: 3 MB

About the Author

STEVEN PRESSFIELD has made a professional life in five different writing arenas-advertising, screenwriting, fiction, narrative nonfiction and self-help. He is the bestselling author of The Legend of Bagger Vance, Gates of Fire, The Afghan Campaign, and The Lion's Gate, as well as the cult classics on creativity, The War of Art, Turning Pro, and Do The Work. His Wednesday column on is among the most popular writing blogs on the web.

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