How Does the Act of Writing Affect Your Brain?

I came across this great article and infographic on “How Does the Act of Writing Affect Your Brain?.” It contained some really pertinent points for blog writing:

  • Tell a story over laying it out in point form. Point form will give the reader information whereas a story will activate the parts of the brain involved in physically re-enacting the story.
  • Avoid clichés. The brain becomes so familiar with the combination of words that it no longer evokes the thoughts/emotions that may have been intended.
  • Writing can have similar effects on the mind as meditation and can be a good method of de-stressing.

The final point is definitely true for me. Happy writing!

 

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