Creative Mapping: A Tool to Help You Build a Solid Draft



How do you move a creative work from idea to completed draft? Novelist Benjamin Percy says, “I need a visualization because I can't keep it all in my head.” Enter creative mapping, a tool used across creative disciplines to help develop and connect ideas into a greater whole. This workshop, geared toward writers of all levels, will explore the art of creative mapping. We will look at how well-known writers have used creative mapping to develop their own work and consider how this tool might help us along our own writing journeys, from germination to research to organization.



  • Kate Meadows

    Kate Meadows is a writer, editor and workshop instructor with an MFA in Professional Writing. Her work appears in Writer's Market, Writer’s Digest, Chicken Soup for the Soul and many trade magazines, along with essays in two Hippocampus anthologies – DINE and INK. She lives in Rapid City, South Dakota.