673 of 706 people found the following review helpful
Inspirational and prescient,
By A Customer
This review is from: The War of Art: Break Through the Blocks and Win Your Inner Creative Battles (Paperback)
I posted a review of this book over a year ago, right after I read it for the first time. I gave it three stars at that time because, other than the first section dealing with resistence in a practical sense, I found the rest of the book to be too esoteric. Since then I have done a tremendous amount of soul-searching regarding my inner drive to become a writer. That search took me back to this book recently, and after reading it for a second time I have to say I don't know what I was thinking when I gave it only three stars. Today I truly believe it is worthy of five stars because it struck deep into my conscience and helped me understand my situation and the situation of others like me. Anyone who is trying to tap into the inspiration they sense burning somewhere inside them that tells them to go out and write - or to create any other kind of art - will benefit tremendously if they open their minds and prepare themselves for rigorous introspection. This is not a simple self-help or how-to book. It is a truly profound examination of the human mind and the quest for fulfillment that we all feel.
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Initial post: May 7, 2008 9:52:28 AM PDT
Jack Okie says:
Kudos for your intellectual honesty. Your re-evaluation has put me over the top in deciding to buy this book.
Posted on Mar 25, 2010 11:19:15 AM PDT
So why is your rating still three stars?
In reply to an earlier post on Apr 16, 2010 6:21:57 AM PDT
Jordy Williams says:
Exactly what I was thinking. I hate when people's reviews contradict what their stars are--because plenty of people never look past the star counts. I do, but I'm pretty obsessive when it comes to buying something.
In reply to an earlier post on Sep 20, 2010 3:16:43 AM PDT
Colin McLaughlin says:
You can't change your star rating on Amazon once you've rated. You're stuck with the star rating you gave the item.
You can change your review but not the star rating.
The star rating stays as it is.
You can't change it.
In reply to an earlier post on Oct 18, 2010 2:53:25 PM PDT
But you can erase your review and then re-post it.
In reply to an earlier post on Jan 8, 2011 6:32:29 PM PST
And you can also give an update to an older review so people can see what's' going on.
Posted on May 18, 2011 8:02:01 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on May 18, 2011 8:02:27 PM PDT
beatriz e ledesma says:
In reply to an earlier post on Jul 13, 2011 12:07:55 PM PDT
Bill neill says:
AMAZON gets lost in their rule book. No room for common sense with them.
Posted on Jul 31, 2011 2:39:20 PM PDT
Linda Ford says:
I'm thinking - I can't buy another book because I have too many sitting on the shelf to read now. However, these reviews and reading a few pages of the book and foreward did it for me. I have to have this book. If only, to deal with procrastination - this book would be a gem. However, my book is still to be written and for God's sake, I was published in the paper today, what am I waiting for?
In reply to an earlier post on Jan 3, 2012 10:36:15 AM PST
Resistance is stopping you from changing?