This is my brain while doing nothing in particular (OK, just lying in the Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scanner):
Sometimes, after a long procrastination, in quiet surroundings, when I’m alone, I start writing and the brain changes:
I had a chance to scan my brain while doing research for my non-fiction book about writers and creativity Born for Stories. The general rule for interpreting the scans: the brighter the color, the greater the flow of blood.
That’s why we feel so alive when writing is going well, why the feeling is so addictive, and why we agonize and feel not fully alive when we can’t switch into our creative state.