Concept maps: What are they?

Concept maps: What are they?

Concept Maps: What are they?

concept maps
Here’s what I did on my first day of the long Easter holiday weekend:
I slept late, well, late for me. I am usually up by 5 AM never mind the day. But today, I slept in, and then I lounged around in my PJs for a shameful amount of time. I researched online money and marketing strategies until nearly 2 AM so I figured I was entitled.

When I start having hundreds of ideas in my head, I sort of shut down. It’s like things that are placed in some sort of order are winners for me. But in order to have those good, concrete, well-thought out ideas, I have to find a way to gather my thoughts before they are acted upon.

Researching organizational methods for people with creative energy, I found some stuff online about concept maps.

Now, this is NOT a new thing. But it is effective according to those who use them.

I will try to explain how it works:

according to Wikipedia:
A concept map is a way of representing relationships between ideas, images, or words in the same way that a sentence diagram represents the grammar of a sentence, a road map represents the locations of highways and towns, and a circuit diagram represents the workings of an electrical appliance. In a concept map, each word or phrase connects to another and links back to the original idea, word, or phrase.

There are a ton of helps out there to do this, but I personally, like to do it as a sort of doodle with circles coming from the main idea. It ain’t pretty, folks, but it is effective.

I am still thinking about writing another non-fic about marketing. This is a good reason to do a concept map. I need to organize my thoughts about the main idea, what all I want to say, etc. It will definitely help me put all the info out there to see if it is even a viable book. At any rate, you should try this. Map out your dinner plans, if you cannot come up with anything else to write down. See if it is a good thing for you at all.

And if you think you want to try it, here is a FREE download for you to try…It’s called CLICK CHARTS and I got it for free and tried it out and IT IS WONDERFUL!!!! So click on the image below so you can get it too! IT’S FREEEEE!

About master

Kim Smith is the author of the Shannon Wallace Mysteries, and the Mt. Moriah Series- plus, YA fantasy, and Bizarro fiction. All available on Amazon.

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