Is Reading Fiction Good For Your Brain?
January 3, 2021 | Reading fiction does things for your brain that non-fiction does not.
The most important thing to get out of a book is entertainment. That’s what we are all looking for when we pick up that promising title, read the book-jacket blurb then flip it open to page one. But we also want to be entertained in a way that’s pleasing to us. In other words, the style of the writer plays a huge part in our experience.
Over the years of climbing my way up the ladder in the world of writing, I’ve read and heard countless pieces of advice on how to be a writer, and here’s what I’ve concluded: be wary of advice. There is no lack of information on the best practices of writing, but is it all good? Absolutely not. Why? Because we all have our own writing practices that work for us.
The symbolism of color in life and in stories is interesting and even fascinating. The title of my current work in progress uses color in a symbolic way with a double meaning. In this case, my title speaks to both the issue of depression as well as an unexpected death and the unburying of secrets and a shocking revelation that follows. Are you trying to figure out what the title could possibly be that would hint at all of that?
Okay, so pumpkin spice isn’t exactly magical, but it does hold a certain kind of power. I’d go as far as saying pumpkin spice even has a certain element of romance to it.
Although the chances of what happens in the book “Vox” by Christina Dalcher ever happening in real life are low, the premise is not. And women’s history around the world, as well as in some countries today, shows us how real this story could actually be.