I’m back, sort of

Over the last few weeks, I’ve had more blog ideas than I’ve known what to do with. The only trouble? They are not “publishing” or “writing” posts. They are posts about creativity, the brain, education reform and parenting an ADHD kid with a language-based learning disability.

These topics may not seem to have anything to do with writing or romance novels, which is what I wrote about before my hiatus, but they are tangentially related, at least in my mind. Did you know that language processing problems can mean problems retrieving the right word, relaying recent events or adding context to pictures or actions? These are the same skills writers use every day. I don’t think I realized just how essential storytelling is to daily life until I began to scratch the surface of my son’s language issues.

And did you know that your brain can be rewired, or hacked, to allow you to be more creative? And that reading about an experience can activate the brain in the same way as encountering that experience in real life? (When you read a book, your mind IS going to another place!)

So while I may be writing about books, reading and writing sometimes, this blog is now about a whole lot more. Fair warning.


4 Responses to “I’m back, sort of”

  1. 1 Johnny Ray October 21, 2012 at 9:14 pm

    Since great writing always comes from a passionate point of view, I look forward to your post.

  2. 3 Guy LeCharles Gonzalez October 22, 2012 at 8:42 am

    Welcome back! There are plenty of publishing and writing blogs; your new direction sounds far more interesting. Looking forward to it!

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