Monthly Archives: June 2013

#16 of 25 Writer Brain Boosters

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16. Outsource More Memory Research and jot down a few new facts about your topic.  It’s a bit like outsourcing unfamiliar facts and figures. This frees up your working memory  to focus on integrating these new facts in ways that  solve real-life problems in your writing. Working memory holds new… Read more »

#15 of 25 Writer Brain Boosters

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15. Tackle Cynicism with Creativity Cynical mindsets or pessimistic outlooks literally block creativity, impact talent, and stomp out innovation that could fuel your writing. Cynicism at the start of an essay tanks creative possibilities for an entire work. Convert toxic cynical statements into creative possibilities with brainy writing benefits. Does… Read more »

#14 of 25 Writer Brain Boosters

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14. Engage Multiple Intelligences How will readers see your topics through language, self, others, visuals, music, movement, nature, science or math? A far wider range of intelligences is common to all readers, yet used by few writers. How will you hold the interest of readers who are strong in one… Read more »

#13 of 25 Writer Brain Boosters

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13. Rev up Working Memory Your brain’s basal ganglia stores facts and creates ruts, while its working memory in contrast,  holds few facts and leads change. Write to shift readers from basal ganglia ruts to new insights that engaging working memory. After seeing this video,   what will you write … Read more »

#12 of 25 Writer Brain Boosters

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12. Hang New Facts on Old Hooks Hook difficult facts onto one thing you know and more learning increases in less time. Readers  take away more when content they read about relates to their real-life experiences, or familiar observations. Your words can help readers to see connections, in ways their… Read more »

#11 of 25 Writer Brain Boosters

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11. Awaken Both Sides Bring both sides to life – with brainpower tools to disagree.  Brain waves spark both deep reflections and peak performances on opposite sides of topics, based on how you activate them. Research both sides of your essay topic, and then show why and how some readers… Read more »

#10 of 25 Writer Brain Boosters

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10. Disagree by Building Goodwill – Write in tone that allows you to express alternatives with respect. Learn from views on another side. Imagine many readers agreeing with one side because you agree well. Then see readers learning from your  no-side  – because you defend opposite views with similar solid… Read more »