Writing a Book with Collaboration Tools

Writing a book, Books Berger Frida Survival Co-ops et al

Writing a book, Books Berger Frida Survival Co-ops et al—Denna Jones (Flickr.com)

Writing a book is tough when you are working alone.  Writing a book with a writing partner makes quality content creation easier to yet it requires more collaboration.

Even with Google Docs, email and Skype, collaboration across idea generation to the final product can be a difficult take to manage.

If you’ve followed my WordCamp Detroit 2012 Slides – Smart Blogging Tool for Smart Business, then you know I’m a fan of real-world collaboration tools that make writing, blogging and content creation easier.

I recently published an article at Projects@Work that highlights how I use Mindjet, a popular mind mapping and collaboration tool to develop a book outline, collaborate with my writing partner and track relevant tasks.

Mindjet first started out as a mind mapping tool but it has grown into an impressive collaboration tool that helps get work done…all the way from idea generation to actual work management.

Read the Article

Mindjet has integrated its popular mind-mapping solution into the cloud, allowing project teams to brainstorm, organize and manage information from anywhere using a visual framework.

The Projects@Work link will likely ask you to create a free account to read the article, but I realize many of you are not project managers so I posted a PDF of the article here:

http://goo.gl/jLAFK

If the article has peaked your interest, then I recommend giving Mindjet a try.  You can sign up for a free account and start brainstorming and collaborating with your writing partner.  If you are a fan of project management and want to follow my monthly column with Projects@Work, then sign-up for a free membership on their website.  I’d be interested in your feedback so please comment below.

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