A Soldier In The War Of Art

  1. Be honest enough to admit it.
  2. Be fearless enough to expose it
  3. Be skilled enough to convey it
  4. Be lucky enough that your personal obsessions map over with enough of the public that they will support your efforts.
  1. Show them where their creativity is, and give them tools to access it.
  2. Teach them how to deal with their fear, so that they have the courage to speak their truth
  3. Teach them ways to become more efficient and effective in action
  4. Help them understand how their industry works, so that they can navigate it more successfully.
  5. And of course, teach them techniques. Frankly, I think this is the least important part, because most of us can learn technique just by imitating masters. That’s the piece of the iceberg above the surface. Understanding the underpinning is what most newbies totally miss, and the thing they need most.

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Steven Barnes is a NY Times bestselling author, ecstatic husband and father, and holder of black belts in three martial arts. www.lifewritingpodcast.com.

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Steven Barnes is a NY Times bestselling author, ecstatic husband and father, and holder of black belts in three martial arts. www.lifewritingpodcast.com.

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