By Sonya Smith
Anyone out there struggling to find story ideas?
I’m not, but that’s just because there are plenty of things happening on my beat to keep me writing usually 10 stories a week. (And….that workload is why I’m writing this Tuesday.)
But….sometimes beats can go dormant – and there’s still space to fill. Sure you may not write as much, but you still need ideas.
I’m sure most people have systems for organizing files, but organizing ideas is just as important.
My new thing is a little memo book I bought in a three-pack. I keep it in my purse and whenever I have an idea – I grab the notepad and a pen and write it down. No more lost ideas!
So what inspires me for story ideas? Anything – but usually it involves me looking around the city as I drive to cover stories.
Good luck going out there and finding stories!