Better Writing Through Video Games

Video games can be a problem for writers. They can gradually eat up your time until you end up with no time for writing.

Video games can help writers. They can provide a mental break to help you unknot tangled brain cells, relax and then get back to writing

And video games can also be an inspiration….

When I need a quick break, I’m currently playing Mahjongg Dimensions on Good Games. And I’ve learned something interesting from it (besides, of course, the need to monitor my time and use it for what I value  most.)

Mahjongg Dimensions is a 3-D matching game, where making pairs clears tiles, and the pile of tiles can be rotated whenever you choose.

and, over time, I’ve learned that if it seems like I’ve run out of matches, if I turn the pile around and look at it from a different angle, all of a sudden matches come bounding out of the woodwork at me.

and there’s a big Truth to be had there, both for writing and for life.

Some times, when you’ve written yourself into a corner, what you need to do is to look at your work from a different angle. Sometimes, if life seems like a big dead end, what you need to do is turn your situation around and look at it in a different way.

Hmmmm. And all that from playing video games…

( PS I play games on Good Games. You can sign up there to benefit a charity and every three games played makes a tiny donation- which adds up after awhile

If you’d like to check it out, try here…

http://www.goodsearch.com/goodgames)

Catherine Kane

3/19/14

For more information on Catherine’s books, “Adventures in Palmistry”, “The Practical Empath – Surviving and Thriving as a Psychic Empath”, “Manifesting Something Better” her urban fantasy “The Lands That Lie Between”  and her new book “The Psychic Power of Your Dreams”, all from Foresight Publications, click here

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