The Amazing Ways Writing Affects Our Brains. {Infographic}

Via Lynn Hasselberger
on Dec 27, 2013
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Have you ever thought about what’s going on inside your brain while you’re writing?

Or what happens to those who read your writing?

Before you check out the infographic, using a pen or pencil, write free-flow (no stopping to think about or edit it) for five to 10 minutes.

Did what you wrote surprise you? Do you feel any differently than you did before you started?

Read on to find out how writing affects your brain (and other nifty facts).

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About Lynn Hasselberger

Lynn Hasselberger is co-founder of GDGD Radio; The Green Divas Managing Editor; and Producer of The Green Divas Radio Show. She's also a mom, writer and award-winning cat-herder who lives in Chicagoland. Sunrises, running, yoga, lead-free chocolate and comedy are just a few of her fave things. In her rare moments of spare time, she blogs at and A treehugger and social media addict, you'll most likely find Lynn on twitter (@LynnHasselbrgr @GreenDivaLynn & @myEARTH360), instagram and facebook. She hopes to make the world a better place, have more fun, re-develop her math skills and overcome her fear of public speaking. Like her writing? Subscribe to her posts.


5 Responses to “The Amazing Ways Writing Affects Our Brains. {Infographic}”

  1. Ellen Dolgen says:

    So much great info here! Thanks, Lynn!

  2. Thanks for checking it out, Ellen!

  3. Great work, Lynn! I love this!

  4. francenestanley says:

    I found this information very interesting as a writer of fiction. A member of the Internet Writers Workshop posted your link for others to see, so I clicked over. Now I know why I enjoy writing so much. Another thing on the same subject, writing is just as tiring to me as if I'd been walking all day. Somehow, the act of story-telling must use up calories.

  5. Tara Ewashy says:

    Very interesting, illuminating, and reaffirming. I have certainly always felt that way about stories – that they strike us in a way that mere recitation of facts cannot.