Sources of inspiration

Places to look for inspiration:

  • personal experience
  • play the what if game
  • create a story around a title
  • experience of people close to you
  • create a story from a list of nouns
  • look at issues that outrage you
  • get inspired by music
  • start with a character and create his life
  • adapt a plot of someone else
  • mix up genres
  • day dream
  • create the ending first
  • newspaper
  • memorable people
  • dreams
  • suggestions from friends and family
  • research things you like
  • ask: what could possibly go wrong?
  • ask: where is the danger?
  • glance at the tv guide
  • look at some book covers
  • rewrite a famous story into something fresh
  • read a first chapter and imagine your own story to it