Imagine if you had a Lego set that enabled you to design any kind of idea “blocks” you could envision, and then quickly and easily assemble them into amazing creations. That’s the thinking behind Speare, a web-based idea processor and writing tool.
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?
Have you ever wished for a mind mapping application that can help you plan and execute your writing faster? WriteMapper can help, with it’s no-nonsense design, practical features and support for multiple document formats – including markdown.
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.