Mind mapping offers the most effective tools I’ve ever discovered for creating a content plan and organizing ideas. I use them with my book coaching clients quite often and I always recommend my clients do one when they evaluate their book ideas using the proposal process or write a book proposal. When we get to the section where they must create a table of contents (List of Chapters) and then write chapter summaries, I tell them to first mind map the contents of their book. A mind map provides a great starting point for any writing project, but it’s great for longer projects.
Roger C. Parker, a book coach and author of 40 nonfiction books, is a master at mind mapping and a mind mapping advocate and trainer. So, today I asked him to join us during Write Nonfiction in November for a guest post on how to effectively use mindmaps. I thought any WNFIN participants struggling in these early days of the challenge with their book or article content might benefit from this post. To read the whole post, click here.
Have you ever used a mind map? Did you find it helpful? Leave a comment and let me know.
(Please note: This month, Write Nonfiction NOW! features 30 days of posts from its sister blog, Write Nonfiction in November. )