Staring at a blank sheet wondering what to write about is not the way to produce a good story. Many want to write and perhaps make a living from their works but they are without the means or knowledge to please an audience. That mainly happens because one tries to conjure up something from their mind rather than from life. The best yarns are those that are based on true stories and that are centered around real places that the author has visited or lived in.
Eye witnesses to an episode will write more fluently about it than someone who tries to imagine it. That’s why good authors take notes, travel around with cameras and are frequent visitors to libraries, galleries and such. They are present when things happen and they know from first-hand experience how crowds react, what happens when a crime takes place and what the victims feel when attacked or set upon. They are mostly addicted to the news and will watch intently as pictures of disasters play out on television.
These things, however, are not