Hi I'm an 18 year old BA Journalism student from Australia who has also written creative pieces (short stories etc) and poetry since I was very young. I joined this forum because I have probably the worst case of writer's block in the world. I am doing a third year writing course as an elective and we have a story due this week - it's not for lack of writing ability - but I just cannot come up with an idea. I have tried free writing, mind mapping, traveling around in new areas, talking to taxi drivers, talking to everyone - just cannot seem to find a plot or story idea that will work. It needs to be either a stream of consciousness piece or something that features allegory. I'm really open as to what to write about and would follow good story lines in any genre (except maybe sci fi because it's not my strong point).