Tag: BBC

One, two, free.

Of all the words guaranteed to fire a writer up, few inspire as much passion, controversy and vitriol as the word free*. Many writers, starting out, are happy (or, at least, prepared) to allow their work to appear for gratis. There are some valid reasons for wanting to do it: gaining a publication byline, gaining …

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Creativity, illness and The Silent Hills

A recent piece on the BBC website by Health report Michelle Roberts, caught my attention. Headlined ‘Creative minds mimic schizophrenia’, the article cited a conclusion drawn by scientists at Sweden’s Karolinska Institute.In essence, brain scans of highly creative people and those who suffer from schizophrenia show striking similarities.You can read the BBC piece here: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/10154775.stmWe …

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