Writing things by hand may be becoming a thing of the past, but this video encourages you to use pen and paper to jump-start your creativity and get you writing again.
- [Instructor] If you're one of those writers … who likes to type versus handwrite, then listen up. … This tool might help you. … Research has recently shown … that college students who take notes by hand … actually absorb more of the topic … than those that take notes by typing on a laptop. … That is because the brain is more activated … and engaged when writing longhand. … The same can be true for writing. … Regardless of the science behind it, … I often find that when I'm stuck on a writing problem, … getting out the old notebook and pen … frees up my mind in ways that typing cannot. … I personally like to pick out special notebooks … specifically for this use. … I pick one with a pattern or color that inspires me … and makes me feel creative. … Then I shut down everything else, … clear my desk of all the clutter … and just get writing. … I write anything: notes about a character, … a description of the problem I'm having, … a question I'd like to answer, … a recap of the project, whatever I want. …
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