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How Writing affects your brain

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How Writing affects your brain

Stephen King said “In both writing and sleeping, we learn to be physically still at the same time we are encouraging our minds to unlock from the humdrum rational thinking of our daytime lives.”  and E. B White mused, “Writing is not an exercise in excretion, but a journey into sound.” Writing may be a solitary endeavour, but it plucks ideas, sometimes tediously, from the reservoir of the writers subconscious, expanding his mind in the process, until the writer is, more often than not, surprised by the wholeness of the discovery.

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Apart from the therapeutic power of writing, scientists have come up with little facts to buttress any other advantages inherent in writing, until recently. The infographics below now gives more credence to the notion of the writer as an intellectual.


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