Absolutely Something: a book review of Steven Pressfield’s,”War of Art”.



“If you count on safety and do not think of danger, if you do not know enough to be wary when enemies arrive, this is called a sparrow nesting on a tent, a fish swimming in a cauldron–you won’t last the day.”    —   Chuko Liang

The most surprising thing about this particular book review is how much potential it had to become a 5000-worder when you consider I didn’t even know the book existed until this calendar year.  That’s the definition of a voracious read.  Continue reading “Absolutely Something: a book review of Steven Pressfield’s,”War of Art”.”

“What’s that?”: On Literary Fiction, Part 2


Picture of old booksAnd now, the conclusion…

So why did I say that thing about Stephen King and everyday writing, when the literature I am most influenced by is not anything like Stephen King and is not about everyday life? (No offense to Stephen or everyday life.) Continue reading ““What’s that?”: On Literary Fiction, Part 2″


As I’m still trying to get everything together this week for this blog, I’m cheating and posting my About page info.  Next Wednesday I’ll have a brand-new one.  

My name is David M. Barnish.  I’ve been writing Continue reading “Intros”