Want to be a better writer? Follow a process for structuring your raw materials – what Ann Handley calls a “writing GPS.” This 12-step writing process helps her quickly produce coherent and compelling content – consistently.
The key to writing persuasively and compellingly is emotion. That much Jon Morrow makes clear in his incredible blog post, 317 Power Words That’ll Instantly Make You a Better Writer. To make this comprehensive resource even more accessible, I have converted it into a mind map.
Inspired by Austin Kleon’s newspaper blackout poems, I recently realized that this form of eliminating content until you arrive at the essential information is something your mind maps could benefit from – especially if you’re visually outlining a longer article, report, white paper or manifesto.
Mind mapping software can help writers to better organize their articles, books and other projects prior to beginning the writing process. Here’s a simple process you can use for your writing.
How can you achieve a zen-like state when writing? The answer is the ultimate in simplicity: create a mind map to outline your content before you begin writing.