Nothing beats brainstorming for coming up with fresh ideas and refining concepts. Brainstorming is a terrific technique to ensure that ideas are complete and interesting.
Freewriting is a great tool to prevent writer’s block. Learn how consistent freewriting develops the habit of creativity (and beats writer’s block).
The 80-20 rule states that 80% of your results come from 20% of your efforts. You can use the 80-20 rule for inspiration and brainstorming ideas.