There is no such thing as a mindless doodle.
I’ve started infodoodling while listening to speakers in workshops and interviews and I may never go back to straight note taking.
Author Sunni Brown wrote “The Doodle Revolution” and in it she asks us to think of the word “doodle” as making spontaneous marks to help yourself think.
She goes on to write doodling gives us “…the prospect of greater insight, the chance for deeper creativity, and the path to better problem solving.”
When we use both hemispheres of our minds—left and right—we are awakened. We activate the fuller potential of what’s possible, she explains.
Viva la revolución!
The black and white infodoodle is from a workshop about flash fiction with author John Gould. The more colorful one is from an interview between author Traci Skuce and Emma Dhesi about the writing journey.