I have students struggling to come up with ideas for stories to tell.
The traditional method was to come up with a concept/morale and a premise. The problem I found out was that you are often trying to.come up with a variation on a theme. And the concept.or.morale is unrelatable to the students. So my suggestion is to come up with a scenerio or situation that you have experienced or affected you and use that as a starting point. Because you are affected by it. Not just a story you heard or read. But actually experienced. So it immediately becomes relatable. And easier to.come up with situations and responses.
What I tell myself everyday.
To all the people watching, I can never ever thank you enough for the kindness to me, I'll think about it for the rest of my life. All I ask is one thing, and this is.. I'm asking this particularily of young people that watch: Please do not be cynical. I hate cynicism - for the record it's my least favorite quality, it doesn't lead anywhere. Nobody in life gets exactly what they thought they were going to get. But if you work really hard and you're kind, amazing things will happen. I'm telling you, amazing things will happen." - Conan 'O'Brien