I’ve been having a recurring idle fancy of writing some fiction myself lately, but couldn’t seem to put pen to paper. Figured I might not have the talent.
Then on a whim I used a random word generator and started trying to sort the resulting output using the outliner at brainstormsw.com . That sort of seeded my brain with random associations that seeded my brain to give me an initial idea and to continue whenever I got stuck.
The result was pretty derivative, just a rough outline of a random narrative, but some original ideas too. I figure if I keep doing that kind of thing regularly, I’ll start building up raw material. With continual reworking, it might eventually morph into something decent.