All in On Writing
About five years ago, a college friend, Nikki, said to me, "Bethany, you're an INFJ through and through."
At the time, I didn't know what she meant, but Nikki introduced me to websites that explained the 16 Personality Types of Myers-Briggs.
Recently, my sisters were up-in-arms when I confessed that Disney's 2017 Beauty & the Beast was something other than perfect.
My sister Katie: "Oh, Beth, you always have to analyze everything. Why can't you just like it?! I loved it!"
My sister Anne: "I knew you'd have some opinion about it."
The Ancient Greeks had beautiful a word called elegchos. It means a personal conviction that is based on evidence. It is being certain of something that is not yet a concrete reality and living it out until it becomes so.
I've wanted to share about it for some time, but I felt scatter brained on how to approach the topic. I didn't really want to share about what dyslexia is, or what it's like to have dyslexia (there are a lot of articles out there on these topics and that's not really what I want to focus on today.)
What you need to hear but nobody will tell you: a writer's world view and why it matters. About a year ago, my inner alarm bells started going off. I began to wonder how this lack of critical thinking and ultra-sensitivity trend is affecting writers abilities to write without fear of censorship.
Bewildered after a manuscript critique? Here are three things that helped me sort through the confusion...