Link for Story Ideas

story starters spin machineHere is a link for story ideas/Writer Igniter:

Press the big bar that says shuffle and specific words from four columns stop after spinning for a few seconds.

For my first shuffle, I received:  Psychic meets new roommate with a silver quill on the San Francisco Bay Bridge.

My second shuffle: Bronze Olympian must make a hard sacrifice with a secret recipe in Paris.

The setting column has photos. Visuals add to inspiration. If I didn’t have several works in progress now, those two prompts could lead to a couple good stories.

If you aren’t a writer, it’s fun to read the sentences you receive.

Try it and let me know the results of your shuffle.


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For over twenty-five years, I've taught elementary grades, high school, and county special education classes. Now I am a field supervisor for teachers working toward their teaching credentials. I also teach writing classes in Dublin and Pleasanton, California. I have won 5 awards in short story contests, My stories are published in The California Writers Club Literary Review, and several anthologies including four times in Las Positas College collections. I have several book projects, but the two that have my immediate attention are HADA'S FOG, which is women's fiction, LILLI, a YA novel, and NORMAN IN THE PICTURE, a paranormal mystery. I have published an anthology WRITTEN ACROSS THE GENRES that includes writings from members of my writing classes and other writers. It's available on Amazon and Kindle.

8 thoughts on “Link for Story Ideas”

  1. The first one: Jewelry Thief, discovers a loved one isn’t what he or she seems, someone else’s spouse. Well, this might work.
    The second one: Marathon Runner, stands up to bully, embarrassing physical traits. This one not for me to pursue.

    I saved the site to my reading list for when I need inspiration and ideas.
    Thanks for sharing this site.


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