Indie Spotlight: The INFJ Writer by Lauren Sapala

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Kindle Edition (157 pages)

Publisher: Amazon Digital Services, LLC (May 9, 2016)

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Highly intuitive. Sensitive and empathic, typically absorbing others’ emotions like a sponge. Prone to seeing all sides of a situation. Perfectionistic. Highly Driven. Brutally self critical.

These are some of the characteristics that comprise the profile of the INFJ Myers-Briggs type. According to author and fellow writing coach Lauren Sapala, INFJs tend to be driven by a need to create, and we have unique traits — such as uncanny intuition about people and a proclivity for thinking in terms of metaphors and symbols — that tend to make us shine as writers.

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Saving Sammy: The Boy Who Caught OCD by Beth Alison Mahoney

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Hardcover, 272 pages

Published: September 22, 2009 by Crown (1st Published January 1, 2009)

Setting: Maine

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Saving Sammy: Curing the Boy Who Caught OCD is Beth Alison Maloney’s memoir about her pre-teen son’s struggle with an unusual form of obsessive compulsive disorder. In a lovely, eloquent writing style that flows like a good novel, she tells her story. With close attention to the cycles of nature, the author paints vivid details that take you through all the seasons in coastal Maine. And with the same attention to detail, she makes her family’s day-to-day experiences tangibly and heartwrenchingly real.

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Arab in America by Toufic El Rassi

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Paperback, 117 pages

Published: February 1, 2008 by Last Gasp (1st published January 30, 2007)

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Arab in America blends an autobiographical story with thought-provoking social and political commentary. Toufic El Rassi was born in Beirut, Lebanon but has lived in the United States since he was a small child. The book opens right after the September 11th attacks, which sparked frightening ripples of anti-Arab sentiment. Then it steps back in time, going through the 1980s and 1990s.

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A Hundred Feet Over Hell: Flying with the Men of the 220th Recon Airplane Company Over I Corps and the DMZ, Vietnam 1968-1969 by Jim Hooper

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A Hundred Feet Over Hell by Jim Hooper

Hardcover, 272 pages

Published: May 10, 2009 by Zenith Press (1st published January 1, 2009)

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When Bill Hooper returned to Florida after being injured on active duty in Vietnam, he was angry. It was not a reaction to having suffered a brutal ordeal in an unpopular war. He was angry about being home. He was separated from his military family, the men he was committed to serving and protecting. At first, this was difficult for his brother Jim to understand. Decades later, after surviving his own combat experiences as a war correspondent in Africa and the Balkans, Jim began to explore Bill’s Vietnam experiences. After extensive research and interviews with men who served with Bill, this book took shape.

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Admit One: My Life in Film by Emmett James

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Hardcover, 197 pages

Published: February 1,2010 by Fizzypop Productions (1st published December 30, 2007)

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From early childhood, Emmett James has been enchanted by the cinema.

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