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Another writing post...

This week I've been busy world building through mind maps. I have a lovely spiral bound Rhodia notebook of graph paper that is ink friendly and a handful of highlighters and pens. Basically, I sit down and brainstorm around a central idea. There is a developing mind map for the main character, another for the world, the shop and magic. There will probably be more before I am done.

I want to include magic but right now I don't have a clue how it works and I'm using a mind map to explore different ideas. The good thing about a mind map is that I can drop it and return later, see the ideas in a new way perhaps, find different connections and discover patterns, see what is working and what is not, and come up with new notions.

And a mind map is art. It isn't just my imagination putting words on paper in neat rows. The mind map adds color and shape to the mix and is very satisfying to create with my hands.

There are some mind mapping tools for the computer. MindNode is one and it is free. They are fun to use but I haven't found one as satisfying as messing around with ink and color and paper yet.
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