Dear 100 Hour Board,
I'm having a hard time coming up with good ideas for writing fiction. I love to write, but I can never think of good plots. I need a plot I can get excited about; everything I come up with seems lame and formulaic to me. So I come to you for suggestions (not suggestions of plots, you know, but suggestions on how to come up with interesting plots). Thanks! You are the greatest.
Take the plot of your favourite movie/book, and add a twist. Take the plot of a lame movie/book, find out what made it lame, and repair it.
Writers are horrible thieves.
Those are just off the top of my head, but I would love to work with you on this, so drop an email to hobbes (at) theboard (dot) byu (dot) edu and we'll talk more in-depth about it.
Think of interesting people you've met, and write out a list of questions you'd ask them if you didn't have to worry about tact. Then make up their answers and write about it.