Deliberate Study

I’m studying Steven Pressfield’s The Artist’s Journey. Not reading, studying. There’s a huge difference between the two.

A couple of days ago I urged you to read more. Now I’m going to up the ante even further. I’m going to suggest that you study. Studying requires us to analyze, reflect and observe.

When we study a novel, we begin to understand what makes it tick. When we study books like The Artist’s Journey, we begin to understand what makes us tick. This understanding is necessary if we are to overcome Resistance and achieve our creative goals.


About the author 

Valerie Francis

Valerie Francis is a bestselling author, literary editor, and podcaster with a passion for stories by, for and about women.

Each month, Valerie recommends books from literature’s best female authors. Selections come from every genre because women write, and read, in every genre. The Women’s Fiction category offers up some terrific novels, but these days there’s a strong female presence in thriller, horror, crime, and other genres traditionally dominated by male writers. No matter what the publishing companies may think, in the 21st Century, Women’s Fiction is whatever we want it to be.

stories for women, by women, and about women

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