Posts tagged INFP Writing Success
unblock your writing (one creative outlet to move writer’s block aside)

A couple years ago I read the book, Old Records Never Die about a married man and father of 1, pushing middle age and wondering what he’d lost. He had a yearning for an age, a time long gone, to help him regain some sense of himself; and something in him believed that the collection of records he’d sold would help him get it back.

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what if you stopped abandoning yourself for the approval of others?

Dear Highly Sensitive, Intuitive Introvert,

You are so used to putting your needs behind the needs of others.

So used to working against who you are for fear of alienating someone, for losing them. For fear of judgment or ridicule. For fear of not being liked, or being misunderstood.

What if you stopped abandoning yourself for the approval of others?

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“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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