top of page
  • Writer's picturegalpod

Friday Prompt: Resistance

Read this on

In psychology, resistance is a defence mechanism against things the ego perceives as threatening. In the context of art, Steven Pressfield talked about how we resist the art that is true. It links to the topic of procrastination that I discussed before. My point is that resistance can tell us a lot about what we feel and where we need to dig.

So, today I invite you to explore your resistance. Think about someone or something you are resisting. Hint: it would be something you have a disproportionately emotional response to. Sometimes you would experience it in the form of procrastination. I invite you to reflect on why this resistance exists. What is it exactly that you resist?

IMPORTANT NOTE: defence mechanisms exist for a reason. Sometimes we’re not ready to explore a certain topic, and that’s ok. Don’t push to the breaking point, and take care of yourself.


Hey there! I would love to hear whatever you're willing to share that came from the prompt. Please comment below or click on the chat window, even if it's only to tell me that you've found this prompt useful (or ridiculous).

11 views0 comments


Subscribe to Narrative Notes

In my newsletter, Narrative Notes, I share updates on my latest works, including upcoming book releases and progress on ongoing projects. You'll also get the inside scoop on my writing process, including story notes and characters' backstories, as well as exclusive stories that you won’t be able to get anywhere else.

bottom of page