We’ve all been there: Writer’s block. Staring down a blank document page on the screen. But there is a solution: mind map your writing.
After 14 years, Meister Labs has decided to give the MindMeister map editor a major facelift. This update, which recently went live, features an elegantly simple, easy-to-use interface that puts commonly-used commands at your fingertips and groups them in ways that help you to streamline map creation and editing.
If you’re comfortable capturing ideas in mobile note-taking tools but are intrigued by the idea of mind mapping, the Escape app for iPhone and iPad is the perfect way to experiment with capturing your notes and ideas visually.
If you’re faced with writer’s block, why not use an approach to break out of it that leverages your mind’s natural strengths? Why not create a mind map?
In 2011, I told you about MagicalPad, a list-making tool for the iPad that showed a lot of promise for capturing and organizing ideas. In the last three years, it has come a long way and now offers multiple ways to represent your ideas – using mind mapping, outlining, notes, tasks and images – all via a single, intuitive interface. What makes it truly unique is that you can intermingle these different types of visuals all on the same page, interconnected to one another.
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.