Writing Can Improve Your Memory

by Marjorie J ~ . Filed under: Creative Writing, How To Improve Your Writing.

Every time you reconstruct a memory, reminisce or re-read a story you have written about an event you experienced, you are actually strengthening the neurological pathway for that memory.  This helps prevent it’s loss.

“What we believe about ourselves is determined by what we remember about our pasts.”  Daniel L Schacter

You can improve your memory by writing in each of the areas of memory.  There are 3 types:

1. abstract ideas

2. general memories which are your knowledge or know-how

3. autobiographical memories which are those memories that form as a result of our experiences, a story about us or about us in the world.  Those slices of our lives and the stories that makeup our core personalities.

Improving your memory is just another great reason to write your stories and sharing with others just adds to the fun.