Features staff celebrates Chinese New Year and brainstorms story ideas using fortune cookies
The Chinese New Year begins Monday. It’s the year of the dragon. To celebrate and as a way of brainstorming story ideas, I gave each one on my staff a fortune cookie. We took turns and read our fortunes and then brainstormed story ideas based on the fortune.
We came up with some really creative, out-of-the box ideas. These included a Tweety Awards Contest (Think top Twitter accounts to follow under such categories as funniest, most helpful, foodie, etc.), profiling a young adult with Asperger’s syndrome and looking at the population of nursing homes to determine if there are more dementia patients, etc.
Do you have any ideas to share? We’d love to hear them.