Look up! What stories will you tell?

not teaching,still THINKING … Blue-sky thinking is a must for writers — whether they are interns, newcomers or veterans. That’s because pitching stories is still THE top request of writers at digital-first operations and print publications. If you think it is difficult to come up with ideas no one has thought of already, then the […]

Top tip: Give your audience a break(out)

not teaching,still THINKING … Stuck on a story idea? It happens. But when news breaks or even when covering routine events, here is a good way to generate ideas, provide important information and involve your audience at the same time. It’s called a breakout. And it works because it provides a point of entry for […]

It’s our choice — excitement or fear

not teaching,still THINKING … Creativity is one of those traits that can excite or agitate. Why is that? It is liberating to be creative — our ideas, our innovations, our ways. But freedom can also induce fear — which ideas are best, how will I innovate, will my way be accepted? Do I even have […]