Struggling with a story from your life that has some kind of a problem attached? Take a lesson from the kaleidoscope app like PrismScope that can turn an ordinary old T-shirt that looks like this
into something that looks like this
Does the story told in chronological order lack pizzazz? Take a lesson from Momento and consider non-linear story.
Does the story take place on the fringes of a major event that occurred during your life? Take a lesson from Titanic and consider adding fictional elements.
Is the story dynamic, but too short to carry into a full story? Can it be combined with other stories related by theme like The Hours?
What story from your life are you going to modify to take it to higher levels?