Among her suggestions are:
1) Reading alumni magazines,
2) Combining seemingly unrelated ideas, and
3) Repurposing past articles.
All very inspirational and smart. Read the full article here.
My problem is usually not coming up with interesting and creative ideas (I think sleep deprivation helps my creativity), it’s following through and pitching those ideas.
And once I sell an idea, oddly, I sometimes feel letdown, as if the thrill of the hunt has ended.
Not that I’m really sorry, of course, as I’m always grateful for assignments.
But I can’t help feeling, sometimes, like ‘Oh, no. The editor called my bluff. Doesn’t he/she realize I have no idea what this article will really look like?!”