A mindmap or wordcloud is a tool for getting started writing an obituary. I created this mindmap for my father-in-law’s obituary, but it could be used for a father’s obituary as well. Either way, your content will be completely different.

For two more sample mindmaps and a complete explanation of how to use a mindmap to write an obituary, visit our page Obituary Writing and click Step 1B: Create a Mindmap. For video instructions on creating a mindmap and generating a barf draft, see my YouTube playlist, Step-by-Step Obituary Writing. And be sure to download our one-page Quick-Start to Writing an Online Obituary.