Why Fiction Writing Is the Hardest Type of Writing (and How to Make It Way Easier)

All types of writing can be difficult, let’s be real. But it’s my opinion that fiction writing is THE hardest type of writing for a certain type of writer. It’s the intuitive writers that struggle the most with the fiction writing process, from beginning to end.

So, how do you know if you’re an “intuitive writer” and if that’s why you struggle more than most when it comes to fiction writing?

Well, intuitive writers are first and foremost intuitive people. That might mean you identify as an INFJ or INFP personality type, or an empath or Highly Sensitive Person. It also means that you navigate the world primarily through your intuition, in addition to your five senses. Intuitive writers are also usually emotionally-centered people, although we can be very intellectual at the same time.

The important thing to know is that intuitive people don’t use the same part of the brain during the fiction writing process that most other writers do, and when we try to do things the same way most other writers do, it ends in disaster.

I talk more about this in the video below:

If you are an intuitive person who feels the call to write fiction but it also feels overwhelming and scary—or you’re already writing fiction and it’s not going as smoothly as you would like—my new live class is going to be a great fit for you. It’s called Fiction Writing for Highly Sensitive Creatives and registration opens day after tomorrow.

The class includes live workshops over Zoom, live silent writing sessions over Zoom (two per week), weekly writing assignments to get you going, and a private Facebook group. It’s a great way to learn about an alternate method of writing fiction, and also a great way to meet other writers who are on your wavelength.

Be sure to sign up for my newsletter HERE so you don’t miss the announcement when I open registration. And if you have any questions, you can contact me here.

I’m super excited about this class because fiction writing is one of my very favorite topics to teach and I’ve already talked to people are who planning to sign up and really excited to get started.

I hope you’ll join us!

Lauren Sapala is the author of The INFJ Writer and The INFJ Revolution. She is also currently offering a free copy of her book on creative marketing for INFJ and INFP writers to anyone who signs up for her newsletter. SIGN UP HERE to get your free copy of Firefly Magic: Heart Powered Marketing for Highly Sensitive Writers.

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