Reporting Tip #1

358945902_origNever underestimate the power of grabbing drinks with someone or a group of people you don’t know. You’ll not only find a treasure trove of story ideas, but you may make a good friend, too.

Example: Tonight I had a Citizens Advisory Committee meeting and was invited by an acquaintance to go out to the local pub afterward. Because I sacrificed a couple of hours of writing, I ended up getting to know some great people, making connections and getting at least two really great story ideas I wouldn’t have gotten otherwise.

Have you ever had a coffee or beer with someone pay off in a big way? Tell me!