INTJs and the Continuing Theme of Fear

I’ve been published!

No, not my fiction. Still cruising the streets of Rejectionville there.

But friend, author, writing coach, mom, and all-around-Wonder Woman, Lauren Sapala, asked that I write an article for her popular website.

**PSSST** If so inclined, please support Lauren by buying a copy of her highly-rated book…

Lauren is an INFJ on the popular MBTI inventory (a lot of acronyms, I know). If you’re not familiar with Meyers-Briggs Type Indicators, start here. The system is based on the work of Carl Jung and is essentially a psychological framework that explains why we tend to think and behave in the ways we do.

A portion of Lauren’s audience have a similar personality makeup to her INFJ-ness, but are off by a single letter; oh what a difference a single letter can make.

You see, like me, these people are INTJs. We’re very close to INFJs on a lot of things, but when it comes to making decisions, we tend to favor cold, hard logic above personal concerns. To be clear, there should be no bias as to which is better than the other. It’s just a scale on which most of us tend toward one side more often than not.

Anyway, please check out the article if you’re interested in what it’s like to try and write fiction, essentially emotion realized, yet continually wrestle with the tendency to keep feelings bottled up. To fight to finish our work while contending with an amazing ability to convince ourselves that the odds are against us.

I learned a lot about myself writing that piece. I hope you find it useful as well.

-Phillip

The Herezoth Trilogy is finally complete! Start your weekend with a sword and sorcery giveaway.

The Herezoth Trilogy is finally complete! Start your weekend with a sword and sorcery giveaway..

Victoria Grefer is an author who has generously shared, and continues to share, her writing journey and accumulated wisdom. Let’s congratulate her on wrapping up The Herezoth Trilogy! A big deal indeed and an inspiration for those of us still working hard on our own projects.

If you’re a fan of fantasy, I urge you to show your support, pick up her books and leave a review. Lucky for us, the first one is free today.

-Phillip

Things I Learned in the Past Year – #1 Writers Write – Cast Your Excuses Aside!

Things I Learned in the Past Year – #1 Writers Write – Cast Your Excuses Aside!.

In one year: 15 short stories, three novellas and three novels.

I just had to share this. Ryan Murphy is a guy who’s done things, and you know why? Because he decided that writing was so important, it had to be a part of his everyday life. Imagine all of the great things each of us could accomplish if we followed his lead.

Join me in making that imagination a reality!

-Phillip