Some people outline. Some daydream. Some write by the seat of their pants. There’s a plotting style for everyone. If you haven’t found a method that works for you, consider trying the mind map. It’s a fun way to brainstorm and strategize everything from writing your romance novel to organizing your closet.

You don’t need fancy software or complicated tools to mind map. All you need is a pencil and paper. You can use whatever inspires you to create your plot. I’ve used magazine cut outs before as well as doodles and words or names. The following infographic provides a fun and useful approach to mind mapping.

The Awesome Science of Mindmapping

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