Here’s something to play with to get your creative juices flowing. Hopefully, it will also help to unblock writer’s block if you feel you are suffering from it.
The Periodic Table of story elements is split into Structure, Settings, Plot, Heroes, Character Modifiers (Protagonist/Antagonist), Archetypes, Villains, and more.
Clicking on each ‘element’ in the table will jump you to a page that explains that element in more depth.
There are ways of combining the elements into the basic formula for a story by using the ‘Story Molecules‘ below the table.
TVTropes (the website this Periodic Table is from) is a catalog of the tricks of the trade for writing fiction.