Resistance, as coined by Steven Pressfield in The War of Art, is that thing inside us that keeps us from doing what we really want to do. Bob Proctor calls is a Paradigm.

It’s strong and it’s sneaky. Unless we’re paying very close attention to what we’re doing, we will fall prey to it.

How do you know if Resistance is controlling you? Easy. You’re not writing. How do you combat it? Easy. Do the work.

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