Maybe the question should not be where does a writer or a blogger get good ideas for a short story but maybe the question should be how does the writer shape an idea into a short story.
Ideas are everywhere. What a writer has to remember is: There must be a protagonist that wants something. Someone or something stands in the way of the protagonist getting what he or she wants. This creates conflict and this conflict must be resolved at the very end of the story by a realization, or a summation of the situation or a change in direction.
So, when you’re blogging or writing just grab any idea that comes to mind. The real creative work begins in trying to make the idea fit into short story form.
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