Dan Brown and What A Writer Can Learn From Him

Dan Brown’s Direct Link To The Depths Of Our Minds

It seems to me that Dan Brown truly has a deep understanding of the hidden currents that are floating around within the collective consciousness.
Take for instance his latest book the Lost Symbol (I haven’t read it yet) in which he explores the power of thought to create our world. Even going further to explore the boundaries of mass thought.

No matter what you say about his writing he has an awesome ability to create stories that intertwine the underground themes floating around on the web and within the matrix of our minds.

Katherine Solomon one of the main characters had this to say about thought,
We have scientifically proven that the power of human thought grows exponentially with the number of minds that share that thought, ” she says.
“This is the inherent power of prayer groups, healing circles, singing in unison, and worshiping en mass. The idea of universal consciousness is no ethereal New Age concept. It’s a hard-core scientific reality. . .”

The book draws heavily from Lynne McTaggart’s work with intention experiments. You can check out what she has to say about it on her blog. I’m a big fan of her work and participate in her Intention Experiments.
Is there something that writer’s can learn from this? I have to say yes. He has sold a ton of books and of course they’ve been made into movies.

What we can learn from Dan Brown:

  • Discover what’s percolating within the collective consciousness
  • Figure out which topics are the hot ones
  • Draft your books outline around them
  • Make sure the themes are current and interest in them is growing
  • Research the topic yourself

People may hack on Dan Brown often but he seems to know what he’s doing.
I remember talking to a guy who was picking up Dan Brown’s Angels & Demons. As he reached down and took the book off the shelf he looked at me and said, “Dan Brown really is a bad writer.”

Well if he’s so bad why was this guy picking up the book still?
Because Dan can write a page turner based around concepts that people are secretly interested in.

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