Use Mind Mapping to Plan Your Next Writing Project

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Seeking a creative boost for your next writing project? Try mind mapping, which harnesses the power of brainstorming and free association to develop an idea or concept. Whether you're planning a novel, an article, an instructional course, a blog post, or a product or service related to your author brand, the time you spend in the preparatory stages will prove invaluable.

Develop an Idea Through Mind Mapping

Learn how to mind map any idea or project with this free download from Creative Visualization for Writers by Nina Amir.

Explore Your Motivations. Replenish Your Creativity. Define Your Vision for Success.

Creative Visualization for Writers

To become a more creative, confident, and productive writer, you need to focus your attention, visualize your desires, set clearly defined goals, and take action toward your dreams. Creative Visualization for Writers shows you how. Featuring more than 100 exercises and prompts to spark new writing ideas and foster your creativity, as well as coloring pages to encourage relaxation, the book helps you transform your dreams into reality and find joy in the creative process.

Start your journey of self-discovery today!

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