Increase IQ with Creative Writing

Increase your IQ with creative writing with 4 facts about fluid intelligence and 5 easy tips on how to improve your brain function.

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The fact is, that most everyone wants to be smarter. If you are a life-long learner, like me, then it is fun to find new ways to stretch yourself.

But can you actually increase your intelligence? The answer — YES!
And you can do it through creative writing.

Here are some facts about intelligence to help you understand (from American Scientific Magazine my inspiration for this post).

Facts About Fluid Intelligence

  1. Fluid intelligence is trainable.
  2. The more you challenge yourself, the better your brain will work.
  3. Anyone can increase their intelligence. Yes, everyone.
  4. Exercises don’t need to be traditional.

So, how does this apply to you? According to American Scientific, you can do five things to train your brain.

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Application Through Creative Writing

1. Seek Novelty

2. Challenge Yourself

  • Use a new point of view (switch from 1st to 3rd, etc.)
  • Experiment with dialect
  • Create a new language
  • Try a creative writing prompt book with challenges


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3. Think Creatively

  • Create out-of-the-box situations
  • Complicate your characters lives in a surprising way
  • Mash up a fairytale by setting it in modern day
  • Experiment with setting

4. Do Things the Hard Way

  • Use a physical dictionary or thesaurus
  • Turn off the internet
  • Write in a journal
  • Create a story arc on a whiteboard
  • Create an inspiration board

5. Network

  • Share your story
  • Talk about it
  • Get constructive criticism
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In addition to a huge variety of writing prompts, each Prompt Me Series book contains tips, tricks, and challenges to push you as a writer.

Now, not all of these things are always super fun. Things like editing can be hard, but when done correctly, they can be so rewarding. Enjoy the journey and get smarter doing it!

How do you challenge yourself? I would love to hear about it.

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