Non-Fiction book: Turning Pro
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On giving advice to young writers: "Three steps. First, take Robert McKee's three-day course: Story. He gives it in Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, Dallas, London, everywhere... Second, read my book, 'The War of Art.' Third, sit down and do it and don't quit no matter what. P.S. If you do Step Three, you can skip One and Two."
His novel The Leggend of Bagger Vance is based on the ancient Hindu text the Bhagavad Gita ("The Song of God"). In that story the Indian warrior Arjuna, loses his confidence on the battlefield and is counseled by Krishna.