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by Linda
Rated: E · Article · Experience · #2121229
Non-Dominant Writing
This is an experiment in non-dominant writing and its relationship to creativity. The article is written with my non-dominant hand (left) and is my attempt to explore and activate my creativity. I use the terms left and right brain, not to take away from the brain as a whole, functioning unit, but to designate the different characteristics of the brain. There is a theory that right handed people can activate the right side of their brain by writing with their left hand. This article is presented without editing.


The right brain holds the secrets and joy that the left brain tries to destroy. I live as if only logic and anyaltical (spelling) thinking is necessary. See how I automatically make a notation of a misspelled word. My left brain cringes at mistakes, instead of a lobe of grey matter, "Lefty" is black or white. Too much thinking robs me of the treasures hidden within the neglected right brain. Yes, I need to be logical and alert for my safety. My well-being depends upon recognizing dangerous situations and how to avoid them. But, I overwork the rational side of my brain and live in fear. I believe there is no fear in the right side of my brain. Fear kills creativity. Fear, the ruler that slaps my knuckles and berates me to get back to work. This is my quest: to use my non-dominant hand for writing to explore and reveal the creativity hidden in my right brain.

I really enjoyed writing with my non-dominant hand. But as soon as I thought about posting this, "Lefty" took over. Out came the red pen eager to mutilate the birth of my creativity.
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