Sometimes taking a break from writing and reading a good book can inspire ideas for a story. I find myself making notes in my writing journal as I read through a book. Sometimes it's a word that leaps out at you and sparks an idea. Sometimes it's a phrase or a visual image. Be sure to jot these ideas down quickly. Then on a day when you feel like you have writer's block, look at what you've jotted down earlier. I'm sure you'll find inspiration there. Have a happy writing day! Picture at right from school visit to Will Rogers Elementary, San Antonio, Texas.