The article discusses the results of fMRI scans of writers’ brains when writing. Apparently, novice visualize a scene, whereas more advanced writers narrated a scene. This finding was particularly striking to me because I am certainly guilty of this–picturing a scene in my mind and then describing it as a write.
However, as I would like to write a novel instead of a screenplay or a news column, the distinction is important. So how can I make the jump from “reporting” a story to telling a story that comes alive in a reader’s mind? Well, you’ll have to visit Walter’s blog for that. Like a good teacher should, he doesn’t just highlight the issue, but he offers a way forward. I hope you find it as helpful as I did.