Story Ideas

Consulting Tarot Cards

Erika Hoffman details her experience in a writing workshop that challenged participants to use tarot cards to generate story ideas through a series of writing exercises.

Where Do Characters Come From?

Author Mitch Silver discusses how he and other thriller masters came up with the characters who have led their greatest story ideas—and how you can create great characters too.

7 Creative Writing Prompts To Spark Your Writing

Man I hate writer's block. We all get stuck in a writing rut from time to time. Sometimes it gets so bad for me that I can't even come up with a clever status update for Facebook—for Facebook! If my creative muscle is having difficulty piecing together a one-sentence quip, how...