Acreative journey can begin using a mind map. Mind mapping is a powerful tool I use to help me with writing projects. I’ve been
writing for over twenty five years, and it is
still hard! There’s a lot of mixed up stuff rattling in the old brain, and mind mapping
helps me organize those bits and pieces into
useful, visual information.
Swiss Army Knife for the Brain
In the late 1960s, Tony Buzan, an Eng-
Mind Mapping the Old-Fashioned
lish author and education consultant,
Mind mapping links the two sides together
to make connections and associations bet-
ween the left and right sides.
I made the pictured mind map here for a
Bible study about Jonah. This is a complex
topic, and mind mapping broke it down into
smaller chunks. I now had a bird’s-eye view
of the bigger picture and could see connections. It took about ten minutes, and I got
excited because the process yielded several
Language Arts: Writing
Start Your Creative Journey
By Rosemarie Pagano
A mind map can bring order to chaos no
matter how big an idea or complex a topic.