Left & Right Brain Techniques for Writing

Sharon TenenbaumGuest Post
by Sharon Tenenbaum

It is a very popular topic these days to talk in terms of Left and Right Brain. The Right Brain being visual, simultaneous and contextual, whereas the Left Brain being linear, logical and textual. But what does this mean? How is it affecting our creative capabilities to create art and even more so, how is it affecting our capability to understand and interpret it?

There are four fundamental differences between the way each hemisphere of our brain works but in this post I will touch one. One of the central differences between the two hemispheres is that the Left specializes in Text whereas the Right hemisphere specializes in Context. Continue reading “Left & Right Brain Techniques for Writing”

Featured Book: SwanSong

by Lynne Cantwell
Category: YA Fantasy
This book is available from Amazon, Smashwords, and Barnes & Noble.

Based on an Irish tragedy: Eva plots to turn her four stepchildren into swans, but her spell goes awry and the children are only partially transformed. Neeve, Kennet, Corwin and Kyl must now spend 900 years coping with their transformed bodies in a world where magic is dying.

Authors Can Share Words as Images to Widen Reach

regret_tlt_quoteYou’ve probably seen them. You may even have shared them: an image that contains a really cool quote.

Last month, Jim Devitt told us that images get more interaction than text, so turning text from your novel into an image is a great way to increase reach, while getting out word about your book. Image quotes also allow authors to interact on image-based social media (like Pinterest) with something other than their book covers.

If you think image quotes are something you’d like to try, here is the skinny on what you need to know to make it work. Continue reading “Authors Can Share Words as Images to Widen Reach”