Part 1: Finding the Creative Space in the Human Mind
Today’s task is an easy one: I’m going to take you on a quick tour of your brain so we can locate your “creative brain,” and through that discovery examine the neuroscience and psychology involved in writing and writer’s block. Shouldn’t take but a moment, right?
As you probably know, I’m in the process of creating a series of lessons and exercises that help you improve your ability to work with metaphors. Here are the nine exercises, which I’ll be discussing in greater detail later on.
A writer builds concepts metaphor by metaphor. Each metaphor is a bridge leading the reader to more full understanding of whatever the writer is describing. Despite how frequently we use metaphors, however, many writers are confused about the nuances. I’m going to walk you through the finer points of what a metaphor is, isn’t, and can be.