In honor of the 10 year anniversary of the Accidental Creative podcast, we’re re-releasing some of our favorite interviews and episodes of the past decade. This was – by far – one of my favorites ever. Steven Pressfield is one of my heroes, and has written the manual for creative pros who have to make things every day – The War of Art.
Steven Pressfield is a warrior. He gets up everyday and fights Resistance to put words on a page and bring art to life. Steven’s book The War of Art is a masterpiece on how to thrive in the create-on-demand world. Steven is also the author of several bestsellers including The Legend of Bagger Vance, Gates of Fire, Tides of War and more.
In this interview from 2007, I asked Steven how he approaches the creative process and if he has any advice for work-a-day creatives.