Follow these steps or use your own:
1. Use the following questions to create a list of no more than three ideas:
2. Select one idea and do some preliminary topical research.
3. Run a prospective full search in major databases. (Westlaw, Lexis, HeinOnline, etc.)
** If it won't work, go back to step 2 and research the next idea
4. If it still looks viable:
Writing often takes much more time than initially anticipated.
Create milestone goals to measure your progress.
Commit to work on your paper for a specific number of hours per week.
Don't let other projects or events significantly distract your efforts.
You’ll be glad you did!