NaNoWriMo and PiBoIdMo are over for another year. So, how did you do? Did you reach your NaNoWriMo goal? Did you manage to come up with a list of 30 ideas for PiBoIdMo? Or, if you set your own goals for either of these, did you reach those?
Whether you did reach your goals or not, I hope you had fun with it, and continue working on your writing.
With that in mind, here's a post with some suggestions for ways of finding story ideas to help you out if you still need a little help with getting inspired, as well as a reminder to notice the grapes.
So, you have your story idea, and now it's time to breathe some life in to it... Starting with your character. Is your character the kind who will be noticed and remembered? Throw your characters a dinner party, and decide if your character is the kind of guest who people will remember or not. If not, think of how you can change that.
But what if it's your story idea that's not working quite right? Simple! Just work with it until you can make it work!
Oh, is it non-fiction you write? If so, here are some tips on generating ideas for, and actually writing, non-fiction books. The tips are officially aimed at writing non-fiction for children, but would generally work well regardless of the age you're writing for, I think. So, you can just as easily use them if you write for adults.