Mind Mapping Resource Center for Writers
Resources to help you put MindManager to work as quickly and efficiently as possible.
Posts in my Mindjet Blog Content Dashboard series
Latest installment, Part 5, Special Events.
Link to Part 4, Writing with a Content Dashboard.
Download the sample Reader Persona Planner discussed in Part 4.
Downl the sample Book Table of Contents Planner also discussed in Part 4.
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Free MindManager book maps and templates
Mind maps make it easy to create a table of contends for your brand-building book. Visit my "3 Steps to writing Success" blog post which shows a simple way to organizing your ideas before you start to write. The key is to organize your book as a 3-act plan, with a beginning, middle, and an end. Perhaps you can model the example, shown, as a template for planning your book.
To get a better idea of how mind maps can simplify writing a complex project, like a 462 page book, here are PDF's of 3 maps of Guy Kawasaki's latest book, Reality Check. The first map shows just the main topics, or sections, of the book. The second map expands one of the sections, to show the chapters associated with a single topic. The third map expands the map to show all of the chapters. Download the maps of Guy Kawasaki's Reality Check here.
Published & Profitable members can access dozens of MindManager maps showing the contents of published nonfiction books. These help authors better understand a book's structure in terms of sections, chapters, and page counts.
Download my annotated Expert Interview Planning Map MindManager template the next time you're interviewing an expert in your field to create content and information products for your website. For more details, visit my blog post, 7 Tips for Interviewing Experts In Your Field.
Published & Profitable members can also download MindManager templates for various planing, writing, promoting, and profiting tasks. These help authors evaluate existing competition, prepare content and marketing plans, and prepare new business proposals. You can review available maps and templates here.
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