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Clustering: Generate Ideas That Connect to Your Story

Use this method to enhance your writing and inspire new creativity.

Beth van der Pol
The Startup
Published in
6 min readNov 13, 2019

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Clustering is a way to help writers develop a visual map of thoughts and feelings about specific topics, phrases or words. As writers, we can get caught up in our minds and stuck because we struggle to explore the central theme or location fully.

Often we visualize what we want our story to look like but don’t ever explore the other possibilities that…

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Beth van der Pol
The Startup

Writer and author with an MA in creative writing, sharing knowledge and teaching techniques to level up your writing! Find me at https://imposters-guide.com/