Nine Places to Find Great Story Ideas

The Long and Short Stories of Life

Have you run out of great story ideas? Are your characters stereotypical and stale? If so, don’t cry like the guy pictured above. Venture out into the world and see how people are behaving in the 21st century? No need to visit exotic or expensive places. Ideas can be found anywhere. Here are nine places to find great ideas for writing your next story or scene.

Go for a walk in the park

There are coyotes in the woods surrounding the walking path near my house. Suppose one of your characters ran into a hurt baby coyote while he or she was out walking on the wooded trail. He stops to help it and a pack of adult coyotes chance up on this scene. What miracle will save your character? Ah-h-h, your thoughts are spinning! You’ve just come up with an idea for writing a great story.

There’s a very pretty girl who jogs along that same…

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