A Pen’s Eye View

Here are two of the best ways to quickly tap into the right side of your brain. Draw—and write. Let’s look at draw first.

writer big pen CHANGE1. Draw. Drawing relies completely on the right brain, whereas other suggestions  may require both sides. You might want to draw the problem area, or just doodle on a piece of paper or a chalkboard. As you draw, picture the issue you’re wanting to explore, and you may find new ideas filtering into your mind.

2. Write. Without doubt, this is the best way for a writer to increase activity in his/her right brain.

* By establishing a regular routine of writing you are training your right brain to be in charge.

* If you hit a block, pull out a fresh piece of paper, or open a new document in Word, and write freely without lifting your pen. If you’re a reasonably fast typist you can do the same on your computer. Another name for this is stream of consciousness.

* Try writing with your non-dominant hand, or even with both hands at once. You probably won’t be able to read it back, but it will give your right brain a chance to explore all it likes, as your left brain cannot interfere with this exercise.


About Shirley

Shirley Corder is an author who writes to inspire and encourage. She has a passion for helping other writers and cancer survivors.