Every good anagram is, in some sense, apposite to the subject being anagrammed. This being so, the most important task I set myself in finding an anagram is the creation of an associative word list. That is, I first establish a number of descriptors which fit the subject being anagrammed in some recognizable way, and then look for words that can be formed out of the letter stock which match those descriptors.
Word Ways: Vol. 22
, Article 7.
Available at: http://digitalcommons.butler.edu/wordways/vol22/iss4/7