i usually read the summary of a book i never read and change it and bam i have a small idea and i change the idea and then bam i have completely new idea and no one would figure it out
if you dont like that idea sometimes great ideas come to you at odd times, i was working once i the middle of something and took a break to write it down
ALWAYS WRITE YOUR IDEAS DOWN, i wrote an idea down once and lost it and forgot the idea luckily i told my friend about it and she told it to me so when you write it down try not to lose it.... it sucks when you do
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Explore places you normally don't go, even if it's just the forest near the local playground. Go outside, stay inside, read books and be creative. How I get ideas for my stories are building Legos. I know it sounds weird, but I would just build something and BAM! That would be something in my story.
honestly, they just come to you. You can't force a good idea. It just comes to you. I literally had writers block for 5 months before I came up with an amazing idea for a novel that I'm writing right now.
I have to agree with cutsandscars. It will come to you. I have a friend whose dad is a writer. When he's eating lunch or looking at pictures on the Internet, if someone asks him what he's doing he'll say "Working." Just listen to conversations and things around you for plots, characters, and anything else you would need for a book.
I watch anime and get really cool ideas. Just Look Around you There are I are ideas everywhere. You just have to imagine a little and you'll find millions of amazing( and sometimes crazy) Ideas! -Be Yourself And Follow YOUR Dreams -Lily
Think of some dreams you've had and see if they'd make a good plot. Reading a book passage or a poem is a good inspiration. What i do sometimes is watch the news and imagine crazy conspiracies about the different news items. That usually works.