Sunday, June 1, 2014

Clarion, attacking your story and SCIENCE!

The real science of creativity
The latest findings from the real neuroscience of creativity suggest that the right brain/left brain distinction is not the right one when it comes to understanding how creativity is implemented in the brain.* Creativity does not involve a single brain region or single side of the brain.Instead, the entire creative process– from preparation to incubation to illumination to verification– consists of many interacting cognitive processes and emotions. Depending on the stage of the creative process, and what you’re actually attempting to create, different brain regions are recruited to handle the task.
It's too bad that they show this beautiful image of left and right hemisphere just to tell you it is wrong:

Attack your story so your readers won't.  Includes this bit inspiration:
The Clarion writer's workshop starts soon (June 22).  Ah, a Clarion workshop starts soon; there seems to be three branches - two in the US and one in Australia.  Clarion is famous a great place for beginning science fiction and fantasy writers to learn their craft.  A writeathon to fund-raise.  A Wikipedia link which has links for the various branches.

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