Similar to meditation, writing allows you to get “into the zone”, where new insights and original thoughts can be uncovered. Other ways writing affects the brain can be gleaned from the following infographic.
Every engaging story must…ignite the brain’s hardwired desire to learn what happens next. When writers tap into the evolutionary purpose of story and electrify our curiosity, it triggers a delicious dopamine rush that tells us to pay attention. Without it, even the most perfect prose won’t hold anyone’s interest. – Lisa Cron from Wired for Story
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