Here’s another nice idea for using the internet as an inspiration for creative writing; Five Card Flickr.
Five Card Flickr draws from nearly a thousand photos on flickr tagged with “5cardflickr”
You are dealt 5 random photos from Flickr and you choose one to add to your story. You then repeat this 4 more times until you have 5 photos that you can then use to tell a story.
If you have photos on Flickr that you’d like to add to the pool of images used, then just tag them with 5cardflickr.
The 5 Card Flickr idea is based on a game called 5 Card Nancy where you create a 5 frame story using old comic strips. Here’s an online version of that game which you might also like to use. Or if you’re looking for a non-ict activity and have a stack of old comics or magazines, then here are the rules on playing it for yourself.
A related, but slightly different way of doing things, is the “Tell a story in 5 frames” group in Flickr. Take 5 photographs to tell a story. Again this could be a nice activity to do with students and some digital cameras.
If you are looking for new ways to use technology to tell stories, then here are 50+ Ways to tell a story, collated by CogDogRoo.