Saturday, October 1, 2016

Be Strategic: Mind Map

Another tool for managing  a story, scene, chapter, blog, character, or planning a novel is "Mind Mapping." It is not outlining in the traditional sense. It doesn't require a writer to use Roman numerals, the alphabet, or Arabic numerals. The following link takes you to a utube.com site that demonstrates various types and uses of mind mapping.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wLWV0XN7K1g

 Mind mapping maintains status among management skills. It cuts through clutter for several Quality Process Improvement systems. It keeps a group of highly charged and motivated individuals on task.

Mind mapping tools are simple. A large white board, an erasable marker, and eraser works fine. My preference includes large "stickie" pads. Write you ideas down.  Paste them on a wall. You can move the parts around anytime in the writing process.

Mind Map Applications exist.

Google Play's mind maps on located on
https://play.google.com/store/searchq=mind%20mapping%20apps%20free&c=apps&hl=en

Apple offers a wide selection of apps for mind maps at various prices for iphones, ipads, and iwatches.  Search in Apple Store for "Mind map apps."

Microsoft has several apps check out
https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/store/p/m8-mind-map/9wzdncrfj9nr

Have a terrific idea,  can't wait to meet the rest of your characters, mind mapping helps with you get it down on paper.  Write a description about each of your characters at the moment of concept using a mind map. You can place the character in a character file for your current book or a future one.

Wake up in the middle of the night with a story idea. Map it.

Writers need tools to store and organize ideas. Mind Maps help authors write it down.




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