204: How Understanding Neuroscience Will Make You a Better Writer with Daphne Gray-Grant

How understanding neuroscience will make you a better writer


Instead of trying to make the system perfect before you start, JUST START first or START SMALL. Writing can turn into a little bit of a monster if you set up too many rules for yourself. Doing your "list of things" becomes more important than the writing or the business.

My guest for today, Daphne Gray-Grant is talking about neuroscience and how this fascinating thing can make you a better writer!

About Daphne:

Daphne Gray-Grant grew up in the newspaper business: her parents owned a struggling weekly where she worked from the age of 16, even while completing an honors degree in Political Science at the University of B.C. Eventually, she left the family business to become a senior editor at a major metropolitan daily — The Vancouver Sun — where she worked for 10 years.
After the birth of her triplet children in 1994, she became a communications consultant, and writing and editing coach. She is the author of two books: 8 1/2 Steps to Writing Faster, Better and Your Happy First Draft. She has been blogging since 2006 and hosting a YouTube channel since 2017. She strongly believes that the main reason many people can’t write — and can’t write quickly — is because the school system hasn’t given them the simple tools to do it. Her popular and free weekly newsletter, Power Writing, goes to thousands of readers around the world every Tuesday morning.

Key points in this episode:

  • Daphne shares her tips on how to set up writing habits
  • How she is able to post 5 blog posts per week despite her busy week
  • What is neuroscience and how it can help you become a better writer?
  • What is a mind-mapping technique and how can we apply it when writing?
  • How our brain operates
  • Does multitasking really work?
  • Some apps that we can use when writing

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