How to Use Brainstorming Software When Writing
Brainstorming is a really useful technique to help you come up with new ideas, and it can be done either informally or formally. Informal brainstorming typically happens in any situation where people are drawn together to share thoughts, activities, etc., such as around a table at work. Formal brainstorming sessions can be scheduled and they will typically involve a more structured approach, where each idea is written down in a list. When you are using brainstorming as part of your writing process, it’s a really useful idea to try different ways of approaching the brainstorming session and using different software can help to keep the ideas fresh and new. Here are some ideas:
– The tried-and-tested method is to brainstorm in a room with sticky notes and pens. You can set up the room, stick up some boards and whiteboards, give everyone a packet of sticky notes and then go for it. It’s a great way to get people chatting about their projects and what to do next. The facilitator simply gets everyone to write down their thoughts on sticky notes and put them on the whiteboard, so that they can be called out at any time. This can be a good way of getting ideas that haven’t been thought of yet.