Posts tagged INFP Writing Process
“but i’m not a real writer” (and other stories you tell)

A couple years ago a friend of mine (a dj, a teacher, an artist) texted me that he was thinking of writing a book. To which I responded with either exclamation points, expletives, or a phone call he was not expecting. Or maybe even some combination of the three. 

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How many heartbeats per minute does it take to make you finally do the things you’ve always wanted to?

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Two years ago, I had just come home from my second hospital stay in the one month since being diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis (MS). I could barely see out of my left eye. My vision was covered by a gray that I liken to an Instagram filter. Doctors put me on high-dose steroids to reduce the swelling on my optic nerve and maybe, over the next 6-12 months, my sight would improve. 

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on finishing your book, authenticity, and 90s hip-hop

That’s what it’s like when an intuitive introvert works against his/her/their authentic makeup, and tries to outline or write their book in a hyper-structured, rigid-deadline, chronological driven process: it doesn’t feel good.

It ruins the experience of turning your idea, that character or scene or conversation that popped into your head into a completed manuscript that you’re proud to put your name on.  

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