Sometimes when we write the words just flow out of us. Other times, not so much. In either case, it’s important to brainstorm and try to organize your thoughts before you write something you intend to publish or submit for review or critique. If you are experiencing writer’s block, organizing your thoughts can help get the ideas in your head onto the page and get you into the flow of writing. If on the other hand you do not have writer’s block and the words are free flowing, starting with a brainstorming session will allow you to release everything in your head at one time, then allow you to come back at a later time and turn those ideas into well thought out arguments.