I don't remember when I first read The War of Art, but I know it changed my life. Of all of the books I have read since then, there are few I have. Steven Pressfield's latest work about art and writing is Turning Pro, which attempts to help turn your amateur art into a profession. The premise. Turning Pro is the first official book released by Mr. Pressfield on his own publishing company, together with Shawn Coyne, Black Irish Books.