I believe it’s OK to delve into the imagination and bring out ghastly imagery. It’s one of my strongest assets when writing fiction. I suppose that comes from reading too much Stephen King when growing up…if there is such a thing. But how far can you take ghoulish and grotesque content without it becoming overly offensive or down-right morbid?
As a freelance ghostwriter, I get a chance to flex my literary muscles in a variety of ways. Unfortunately, I don’t get many requests for fiction work. Most clients want non-fiction, fact-based pieces. When I try to be a bit creative, they call it “fluff.” It seems there is a thin line between what can go into an article and what is deemed as filler. What do you find to be your cup of tea, fiction or non-fiction writing?
You’ve probably heard how certain activities can improve the functionality of the brain. Instead of the idea that creativity only happens in one part of the right hemisphere, it may be more beneficial for the brain as a whole. Studies have demonstrated how the creative process actually incorporates a variety of components and is not centered around a single area. In essence, being creative can help the development of several key areas of the brain.