Mind mapping is a technique for outlining information in diagrams using written text as well as lines, symbols, keywords, colors, and images.

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How much of your precious time do you save to read about writing? Here are five critical reasons for spending some of your invaluable "off-writing" time reading advice about the craft and process of writing.

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Just like the phoenix rises from the ashes, sometimes ruthlessly throwing away drafts is the best thing you can do in your quest to become a writer.

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Sometimes the solution to a problem requires you to stop and think. As an author, sometimes you need to step away from the keyboard to improve your writing and get your book finished.

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All of these writers had very specific ideas about what they needed to craft their work – from particular writing utensils to what they could wear, from what hours of the day they would work to what they wanted their writing spaces to smell like.

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None of us come with manuals, you have to learn by trial and error and grow through experience to discover what kind of writer you are.

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Checking your cause and effect chain can only help you devise as tight and compelling a plot for your book as possible.

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