The Secret to Getting Ideas

How do you get ideas for stories? Not just any ideas—fascinating, compelling, knock 'em down flat ideas?

If you’ve ever sat in front of a blank page until an idea comes to you, then we have something in common with each other. I’ve done it many times. And I’ve gotten almost nothing decent written by doing that.

You've been stuck on the same plot point for who-knows-how-long and you are desperate for fresh ideas. We’ve all been there, and I’m going to do my best to help you get unstuck.


I have stacks of unfinished stories to prove that my inspiration can definitely run dry. I've lost count of the stories that I started and never finished, simply because I didn’t know what happened next—and what’s more, I no longer cared what happened next.