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This Is Your Brain on Writing

This Is Your Brain on Writing | Growing To Be A Better Communicator | Scoop.it

For the first time, neuroscientists have used fMRI scanners to track the brain activity of both experienced and novice writers as they sat down — or, in this case, lay down — to turn out a piece of fiction.

 

The researchers, led by Martin Lotze of the University of Greifswald in Germany, observed a broad network of regions in the brain working together as people produced their stories. But there were notable differences between the two groups of subjects. The inner workings of the professionally trained writers in the bunch, the scientists argue, showed some similarities to people who are skilled at other complex actions, like music or sports.


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Your Killer Taste & The Creativity Secret

Your Killer Taste & The Creativity Secret | Growing To Be A Better Communicator | Scoop.it
On grit, the art of storytelling, and bridging the gap between good taste and great work.

This American Life host and producer Ira Glass

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J Ruth Kelly's curator insight, November 21, 2013 4:58 AM

According to Ira Glass, the ultimate secret of success turns out to be as simple as filling up the gap between your killer taste and those future best books (songs, paintings, etc.) with...


1. the work

2. THE work and, well,

3. the WORK.


But he doesn't just pound out the point relentlessly, no. He points out how human it is to notice the gap between your ability and ambition and to feel discouraged. Animated kinetic typography creatively emphasizes his encouragement to stay with the work, to give years to becoming your best. The big secret of success for writers, artists and others with that creative spark turns out to be plain, old-fashioned consistent hard work.

J Ruth Kelly's comment, November 21, 2013 7:09 AM
Thanks for sharing.
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Story Is The How-To: 5 Forces Powering Exceptionally Creative Businesses

Story Is The How-To: 5 Forces Powering Exceptionally Creative Businesses | Growing To Be A Better Communicator | Scoop.it
Charles Day outlines the five drivers of organizational creativity--gravity, tension, heat, speed, generosity--and how to develop and deploy them.

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Karen Dietz's curator insight, June 20, 10:39 AM

This is quite a unique article and one I'm going to refer to a lot in my work. The language used to present these ideas is very imaginative -- and they stick in my mind!


But what does it have to do with stories? Mainly this: the author Charles Day's ideas and explanations are top notch. But we are left wondering "How do I executive on these?" The answer includes storytelling.

  1. Conveying gravity happens through sharing stories about why the company exists and why anyone should care.
  2. Maintaining gravity happens when you've got storytelling imbedded in your culture/daily activities.
  3. Tension is experienced through the tension you build into the stories you share.
  4. Applying heat also happens through storytelling. Stories can go viral and ideas can rapidly come into expression.
  5. Speed is about learning more, and what better way to learn quickly than through sharing stories.


OK -- you get the picture. Enjoy this creative re-think about being a creative company and what it takes. Think of story as your go-tool process to realize more creativity in your organization.


This review was written by Karen Dietz for her curated content on business storytelling at www.scoop.it/t/just-story-it