Friday, 13 June 2008

From the four corners of your mind

Top writing tip. Blocked re plotting? Unable to connect the dots in your own mind? Take time out and try doing a jigsaw. Seriously. I think it must because you're exercising the same muscles and synapses but without pushing too hard on the story angle. Your brain is tricked into thinking all it needs to do is find the straight edges and voila! Before you know it, you've located the missing pieces of the fiction puzzle. I was never a fan of jigsaws, as a child or an adult, but now I'm on the lookout for good ones, the doing of which I'll slot into my writing schedule. Try it and see for yourself. It really works!


Anne Brooke said...

Sudokus work too!



Sarah Hilary said...

Hi, Anne! I'll bet they do, but I can't do maths for toffee. :(

Tania Hershman said...

Great idea, I will have to try it. I do crosswords but I think they're more of a distraction than a help, it's better to have something without words.

Sarah Hilary said...

I agree, Tania. You have to get right away from the medium and relax that side of your brain.