You'd have to have a lot of tape for my story.~Loius, Interview with a Vampire
"Rave parties" is not a story idea. "Garage sales" is not a story idea. These are topics." (Joe Grimm) Here's a link to his article
The thing I found most useful in this article was his first tip. He said that when pitching ideas for an article, we have to avoid the use of topics. A proper idea to pitch will often consist of a question, and its answer. From there, we can write the article after doing some research and gathering facts.
I found that the way he worded everything made it much easier for me to get his point. His examples really helped too.
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