Ansley Asher

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Inspiration Closer Than You Think

While browsing, I saw a link to something called “Leonard’s Everyday Inspirations” on msnbc.com. I don’t know if the title means that the inspirations come daily or if that means they’re common place. But in the video I saw, NBC News Correspondent Mike Leonard shares his tips for sniffing out great news stories by using the Yellow Pages. He talks about siren factories, dirt, and why planes aren’t painted blue–but mostly about how inspirational the phone book is.

At first I thought it was crazy. But the video really convinced me. I’d heard of people using the phone book as a source of character (or even pen) names, but not the yellow pages for topics. Maybe it will work for you!

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