Every story idea that I've ever had (Unless entering a contest with a prompt, or any kind of contest for that mater, because most contests are meant to have you think about, and come up with a story rather than it happening upon you) has been the result of something typical not looking as typical, or when I thought of a twist on a regular phrase. So how do you see the world with a "writer's eye"? Don't look at the world as what it seems. Instead of looking into a crowd and seeing a hundred random faces, pick out the faces, and then imagine that person's story. I find myself doing this unconsciously, because it's part of who I am, and part of being a writer (It's also a really good way to get distracted in class...oops). Instead of looking outside and hating the weather, think about what the weather means to other people. Think of the stories that have happened under a stormy sky, or the happiness that's occurred under a hot sun.
This is basically me suggesting that you get out of your comfort zone, and get out of yourself. Instead of seeing the world at face value, think more about it. Let yourself wonder what if? If you do this enough, then I can pretty much guarantee you--as long as it's something that you honestly focus on--that not only will you have a new appreciation for the world, but it will have much more meaning than just day in and day out. After all, isn't that something that we all want? The deeper meaning in our days?
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