Personally, I have no problem coming up with story ideas. The problem I have is finding time to write down all the stories in my head. I'm certainly trying to achieve that, but there are only so many hours in a day. Anyway, if you're the kind of person who does have trouble finding ideas, you may want to take a look at these tips on finding the stories around us.
Once you have your ideas, and are writing away, have you ever found yourself writing a story, only to find the story going in a direction you hadn't expected? It happens to me a lot (possibly due to the fact I don't outline). But I enjoy discovering what the story is really about as I'm writing it. How about you?
Always remember though: things don't just happen (in fiction, anyway). So, wherever your story goes, you need to have a reason for it to go in that direction.
So, you want to use flashbacks in your story? First, read these tips on using flashbacks in writing.
Is it fantasy you write? If so, make sure your story contains the three elements of a memorable fantasy story. Mind you, those three elements are good ones to try and include in any story as a rule, regardless of genre. Let's stick with talking about fantasy for a moment though, as we take a look at the technical aspects of writing dragons.
Regardless of your book's genre, you may want to try storytelling with the magic of threes.
Anyhow, if you're posting an Amazon link to your book, generate a universal Amazon link, and make things easier for your readers, by allowing them to go directly to the recommended Amazon site for their country.
Did you participate in NaNoWriMo back in November? Well, if you did, here's some advice on what to do while your NaNo novel rests. Of course, this advice can be used whether you participated in NaNoWriMo, or have just finished a writing project in general.
Last, but certainly not least, here's a great article on writing in difficult times.