Archive for the ‘Writing Tips’ Category

2
November

Turn your mind maps into real-time editable outlines

At some point, we all have some writing to do. Whether it is a short story, an essay or a speech, good writing is just like Math (go figure :) ), logical and structured. So it becomes clear and accessible for the reader.

For this very reason, a mind map helps you structure your writing. When you are writing a story, begin by creating a mind map. Put a relevant picture in the center to open your imagination. Then brainstorm on the characters, conflict and peek of the story, and how it should end.

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Next, use the new Outline View to go from brainstorming to actually writing the story.


Basically, you will turn your map into a real-time editable outline. This helps you quickly organize ideas in a logical sequence, build them up and polish them ’til they turn into paragraphs. That’s the recipe for this creepy Halloween story:

Halloween outlineFor proofreading, you can share your outline with other people the same way you share your mind maps.

If you are planning to work on an essay, a new book, or even a business plan, try outlining your thoughts, and let us know how it works.

Keep it smart, simple and creative!
The Mindomo Team

28
June

Improve Your Writing Skills with Mind Mapping

Improving writing skills doesn’t have to stop once you’ve earned your college or university degree.  However, college may be the best time to learn and develop your writing skills.  There are still many writing tasks and jobs within the professional world, where good writing skills are in high demand and this should be a good motivator for you to get started.  Keep in mind that writing is a creative tool, so before you start, you need to identify your writing task:

  • writing an essay

  • creating a project

  • analyzing a novel

  • creating an outline for a debate

If your writing task is to create an essay, then the following steps will be a good starting point to help you better structure your essay writing: