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Friday, 1 February 2019

Brain Power by Wendy H. Jones


Apologies for the late writing of this post but I've come down with the bug that is affecting many in the UK at the moment. My brain is functioning at half power. Or is it?

My body is telling me to rest and rest I must, as I can barely see to read due to the added complication of conjunctivitis. This leaves me with the audio book option, or merely resting my eyes and my brain. However, my brain has different ideas. It's feeling bright and breezy and is coming up with ideas right left and centre. Now, it's a tad tricky to write things down when you can't see but, here's the great part, modern technology allows me to record voice memos, either on my phone or with a digital voice recorder. I'm fortunate to have a DVR, so the odd thoughts that fire through my brain can be recorded quickly.

The brain is a powerful organ. It is often during these times of enforced rest that ideas are formed, or that perfect line comes up. Don't lose them. Get them down by speaking them out loud. Allow your brain to guide you and, you never know, it might revolutionise your writing.

Now, if you will forgive me the brevity of my post, I'm off to rest my weary body and to let my brain take over. 

About the Author

Wendy H Jones is the Amazon Number 1 best-selling author of the award winning DI Shona McKenzie Mysteries. Her Young Adult Mystery, The Dagger’s Curse was a finalist in the Woman Alive Readers Choice Award. She is also The President of the Scottish Association of Writers, an international public speaker, and runs conferences and workshops on writing, motivation and marketing. Wendy is the founder of Crime at the Castle, Scotland’s newest Crime Festival. She is the editor of a Lent Book, published by the Association of Christian Writers and also the editor of the forthcoming Christmas Anthology form the same publisher. Her first children's book, Bertie the Buffalo, was released in December 2018.

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2 comments:

  1. Very encouraging Wendy and I think you're right about the brain coming up with ideas when the body is at rest. The key is to record the ideas. I always have notebook and pen handy.

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