Here is one of my favorite sources for creative writing ideas and inspiration:
I like her selection of quirky story-starters, and I love the quotations. While you are there, be sure to check out these classic articles:
- The Fantasy Novelist’s Exam
- The Grand List of Overused Science Fiction Clichés
- The Only 12 1/2 Writing Rules You’ll Ever Need
- …and lots and LOTS of great lists: verbs, character traits, clichés to avoid, etc.