In Conversation with Elizabeth Gilbert

Last Thursday I had the opportunity to hear Elizabeth Gilbert speak about creativity. In conversation with Tasmanian author Heather Rose, Liz told us all about her creative life, which she has written about in her book 'Big Magic'. I sat in the dark theatre, scrawling largely spaced notes into my notebook, hoping not to overlap notes on a page I couldn't see. … Continue reading In Conversation with Elizabeth Gilbert

Scientific Proof of an ‘Inner Editor’

I learnt something new today. There is an area of our brains called the dorsolateral prefrontal cortex. This is responsible for planning and self-censorship, and could quite easily be called the 'inner editor'. It is so important when writing to turn off the inner editor and give your creativity free reign, and a Dr Charles Limb … Continue reading Scientific Proof of an ‘Inner Editor’