Tag Archives: the zone

Brain Waves and the Stimulation of Motivation/Creativity

I listened to virtual rain fall for several hours today, trying to determine whether the pitter-patter of the falling rain is, as the Writer’s Mind CD says, stimulating the Alpha waves of my brain and causing my motivation and creative synapses to fire with extra pep as I write. Honestly, I can’t tell. The Writer’s Continue Reading »

“A self-forgetful, perfectly useless concentration”

I read an essay by Alan Shapiro last week titled “Why Write?” In it he summarizes a letter from Elizabeth Bishop that provides a thought-provoking, unique reason for writing. Here’s the passage: Elizabeth Bishop provides a possible answer [for why we write] in a famous letter to Anne Stevenson. Bishop writes that what we want Continue Reading »