Which are you: right brain, left brain, all mixed up
Some writers are mostly left-brained. These are the technical writers, the editors, the grammarians who tend to play by the rules. Then there are the predominantly right-brained writers. They are very creative and don’t mind if it gets a bit messy. Then you have writers that use both sides. Of course there’s a conflict when your logical side and free and easy side try to work together. The following is my take on some of the blogs I follow. What do you think?
Grant Helms of ganthelms probably falls into this category. He seems to get to the point in his writing instead of dancing around like some do.
Derek Mansker of No Throw Aways is getting placed in this category as well. This one is a poser. He is good at using less words to make his point, but then again there is whimsy and humor in his style. He may be one who gets moved. Of course we are talking predominantly here and not all or nothing.
One Burned Out Mama is going to be the only girl in this category. She has symptoms of right brain dominance, but I think she goes squarely here. I believe her left brain self is a bit frustrated by all the right-brain stuff, and that’s why I’m giving her the left brain award.
Free Spirits United has to go in this category. I think I would be flogged with a wet noodle for even considering the left-brained category. I have a feeling this writer does not want to be tied down to a category at all. Lots of fun happening here.
scribbling hermit goes here, although I suspect some left-brained influence. This writer enjoys writing poetry and other creative items. This writer is also not a slave to punctuation which is a give away.
Articles of absurdity is getting a Right-Brain award too. Anyone who claims her blog is on its menstrual cycle has to be a right brain creative.
Sam Zuppardi of brushing up goes in here as a definate creative type. Does that mean he is predominantly left brained? Hmmm
Ann Marie Dwyer of Momma’s Money Matters is an example of this kind of writer. She can go from practical advice to a flight of fancy in a heart beat. Who knows whether this is a struggle for her, but I can definately see both sides working in her writing.
Mary Salyer of The Poetry Editor (and several other blogs) is definately a right brain/left brain writer. Anyone who uses the word Poetry and Editor in the same title has to be someone who uses both sides on a relatively equal basis. If I am wrong, I would lean toward the left brain, just because she seems organized (and must be to have so many blogs!)
Aware writer fits perfectly in this category. He even discusses the conflict in his blog at times.
What do you think?
Do you think I did a good job in placing blogs into categories?
Where would you place these examples or yourself?
Do you believe in right/left brain dominance at all?
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