Here's an interesting website.
I found this via the New York Times Magazine, on their page 'How To Write A 'LIVES' essay' and this was part of the list.
It advises writers to try Oblique Strategies.
Oblique Strategies is based on a deck of cards, on black backgrounds, each containing random, terse statements of truth and/or principle of craft which encourage artists, musicians, writers, etc., to use lateral thinking to get the juices flowing. It was created by Brian Eno and Peter Schmidt.
A quick perusal reveals things like:
Ask your body.
Tape your mouth.
Shut the door and listen from outside.
There are other ENO LINKS if you so desire. I kind of dig it.
The 'How to Write a 'LIVES' essay' guidelines piece is quite good, in and of itself. Just go to the New York Times Magazine website and use the search bar to find it.