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The really short version:

Fiction writer, Indie Author, INFP.

The longer version:

Amanda Linehan is a fiction writer, indie author and INFP. She has published four novels and a couple of handfuls of short stories. Her short fiction has been featured on Every Day Fiction. She lives in Maryland, likes to be outside and writes with her cat sleeping on the floor beside her desk.


  1. Hi! It’s my first time to visit your blog, and I love it! Your posts seem to “talk” to a person in a natural way. Your posts are a great reminder that we are humans; we are simply evolving and that we just have to be totally aware with ourselves. Self-awareness is what everyone needs so as to prevent ourselves from doing terrible mistakes. Keep on blogging! Thanks…

  2. Amanda Linehan Amanda Linehan

    Hi dutdot! – Thanks for your comment! I like how you mention “evolving” here. We change so much over a lifetime and yet something always stays the same too. Being aware of yourself is how you really manage your own life. Hope you continue to enjoy reading Look Far!

  3. Hi Amanda,

    I visit your blog often. I have always wondered about the fluid way in which your words and thoughts flow. Alongwith this I have also wondered about the bar [ “|”] that shows up in my Firefox tab after your blog’s name — Look Far |. Why do you need that bar when you are looking far!

    Lovely work though. Good luck!!

  4. Amanda Linehan Amanda Linehan

    Hi Krithika – I’m glad you have been visiting! That’s funny that you bring up the “bar” after the title. My tagline should go after that bar, but I need to figure out how to get it to show up there! You’re right, it does block your vision. πŸ˜‰

  5. You wrote:
    “We spend a lot of time concentrating on how to have relationships with other people, but we don’t pay nearly enough attention to how to have a relationship with ourselves.”

    I like this. It’s interesting you mention the blueprints of life because that is one of the things I educate in my soul reading (Akashic Record Reading) service. We indeed have inner guides (intuition) and a map — energetically.

    I’m following you on Twitter. Keep up the good work.


  6. Amanda Linehan Amanda Linehan

    Hi Akemi – I think a lot of people are trying to make decisions and choose their path by things they are seeing outside of themselves, but if you can learn to look inwards, I think you find all the guidance you need. I have a basic understanding of what Akashic Records are, although when I wrote this I was just thinking about my own experience of life. I’ll see you on Twitter. πŸ™‚

  7. Hi Amanda,

    I experienced the issue regarding redirection. It is likely that your site has been hacked. First, change your passwords you use to access your site. Next look at each line of code behind the site and look for links to sites you do not recognize. Delete the links and hopefully it will stop.

    I was redirected when commenting on your last post. Start in the WordPress dashboard under “appearance” then “editor” and look at the code behind the page titled, “comments”. You will likely find a problem there. Hopefully, it will stand out.

    Let me know if you have any questions and hopefully I can help you find a solution.


  8. Amanda Linehan Amanda Linehan

    Roger – Thanks a lot for the suggestion!! I’m going to give this a try.

  9. A Google search for ‘how to become yourself again’ led me to this blog. It is quite a relief to know that there are many out there who are searching for who they are, beyond the basic facts of name, age and country of origin. There are things intrinsic in each of us, things that are exclusive to each and every person, but every once in a while we find things in common and we become one step closer to making sense of our self-questioning.

  10. I’m impressed by your thoughtful essays, and added some of them to the new INFP group on Facebook since they were under Creative Commons license. (I created a new one because FB is archiving the less active older ones.) Thank you so much for sharing your insights and talent!

  11. Amanda Linehan Amanda Linehan

    Hi John – That’s great. Thanks a lot for adding them. The INFP group looks cool!

  12. runaway unicorn runaway unicorn

    Too kool and exotically thought of in every sense. Your blog is the serene n sweet field that I so much seek in my realm.

    My upside-down-ness landed me here today. And tomorrow will be subject to what the weather of emotional presence cooks up. So look forward to more …

    iYs 0N Yu^

  13. Amanda Linehan Amanda Linehan

    Hi runaway unicorn – “upside-down-ness” – I like that. πŸ™‚

  14. Lu Lu

    Hi Amenda,
    I am a Chinese grad student in the US. I visited your blog yesterday and suddently found it impressive! Because at that time I was in anxiety and even close to madness, and I searched on Google for words like “control your emotion” and Google brought me to your article. I found it very useful because you gave specific examples and details to persuade me to live with my both good and bad mood, and I should not try to escape either of them. Today I visited it again and found that “kichen chores” article is exactly what I am thinking about several times these days! Now I am considering buying a book from you. Anyway best wishes to you and have a nice day!

  15. Amanda Linehan Amanda Linehan

    Hi Lu – That’s interesting how you found this blog. Glad you like it!

  16. eve eve

    Hi Amanda I like your blog so much. I found it through Googling but I can’t remember what for…I was touched by the”dream” articles, definitely words I needed to hear! Your blog has helped me thank you! Oh, and I am a cross between an ENFP. and a INFP…so life can be somewhat draining yet hopefully never boring!

  17. Amanda Linehan Amanda Linehan

    Hi Eve – Great, thanks! Always nice to hear from (E)INFPs. πŸ˜‰

  18. Renee Renee

    I have been journaling for years but just embarked on the writing journey. I have been struggling with a relationship and was trying to examine it more deeply. What I found was my gut from the beginning always sensed this person was afraid of me. I know that sounds weird but during my meditation time today I identified it as fear energy then I googled the words and found you. I have always sensed this fear energy coming from him. It is very uncomfortable but my reasoning always pushed it aside. Well here I am almost 3 years later with no lasting relationship. How long does it take to listen to intuition and act on it?
    I lost my sweet dog last week because I didn’t listen to my gut. Any advice?

  19. Amanda-
    So glad I found your blog! I have enjoyed meeting you through the writers’ group and think we are copacetic in many ways. I’m looking forward to reading Uncover (I just bought it on Kindle) and to perhaps collaborative writing/critiquing together. See you at the next Meetup if not before!

  20. Amanda Linehan Amanda Linehan

    Hi Anne – Thanks for your comment here! I just saw this, as I haven’t been updating the blog regularly and just logged in. Glad you liked Uncover and thanks for buying!

  21. Hi Amanda,

    Lovely blog. You are an inspiration to many.
    As much as I want to not over identify with INFP charecteristics, I can’t help but be struck by the commanalities in our thought process.
    Please do keep writing.

  22. Sarah Sarah

    Hi Amanda! I just discovered your blog, and I’m amazed by the depth and breadth of topics you cover on INFP’s. As an INFP, I’ve bookmarked a ridiculous number of your pages. Are you by any chance related to the psychologist Marsha Linehan, who developed Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)? Just curious. πŸ™‚

  23. Amanda Linehan Amanda Linehan

    Hi Prana – Glad you enjoy the blog. I should be writing more regularly now.

    Hi Sarah – Thanks and I’m glad you’ve found so many useful posts! No relation to Marsha Linehan.

  24. Chris Chris

    Hi Amanda,

    Hope all is well. I just stumbled upon your website whilst at work and thought I’d let you know that I’m enjoying it!

    Sweet and short!


  25. Amanda Linehan Amanda Linehan

    Hi Chris – Thanks a lot! Glad you’re enjoying it. πŸ™‚

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