Join Date: Apr 2001
Location: North London, innit bruv, safe, UK
Listening to new bands. Sometimes you just come across something you've never heard before and it just gives you new ideas...
Other than that, spending time away helps. You come back a bit fresher and sometimes end up playing some really cool stuff.
the other thing I find really usefull is to play with other guitarists and learn some of the stuff they've written/played. Something really easy for them (in my case at least) sometimes turns out to be really hard to play, as their style is just different. And you can pinch some of their ideas (not a bad thing, as you only incorporate the ones you like into your playing).
Good luck! Inspiration is always cool, but I find it tends to come along when i just don't expect it (mosly when I am miles away from a guitar...)