Thursday, June 30, 2016

Generating Story Ideas from YouTube

YouTube -- there is no topic unaddressed in YouTube. Billions of videos hit everything under the sun, and you can use this resource to get article ideas. Here's how. Let's suppose that your company has a problem with drugs and alcohol on the job and you want to write an article on reasonable suspicion training. You simply go to YouTube and what a video like the one below.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=20gT7stk5as

with too many people throwing away recyclables. (I just made this problem instantly off the top of my head.) And let's suppose you want to write an article about it. Here is what you do.
As you watch this video, think "what, why, where, who, when, how" and what is missing, what is different, and you will spot an article idea in your mind. It will pop up. This is how stop writer's block.

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