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Relationship with Creative Side

In Knight's section entitled, "Developing Your Talent As a Writer" he addresses the importance of a writer tapping his creative side. Knight has lovingly dubbed the creative segment of the brain as "Fred." The sub-category covering this subject is thus entitled, "Collaborating with Fred." Knight goes on to explain that the conscious mind is located in one portion of the brain and the unconscious in another. The unconscious mind, or Fred, is the portion of the brain that generates new ideas and dreams. Of course, in writing fiction, a writer develops a story based on unique and fresh ideas and therefore depends on the unconscious side of his brain to produce them.

However, this creative, unconscious force needs help. A key word in Knight's sub-category title is "Collaborating." Knight means exactly that. In order for the unconscious mind to produce new ideas or solve gaps...

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