There are hundreds of resources around you right now that can be used to draw RP ideas from. Books, TV shows, movies, music, websites, and on and on. This topic is in fact one of the major areas I plan to cover in great detail here as RoleCraft grows.
So, with that in mind, I share with you this great article over at RPGnet, one of my favorite sites for a couple of years now. I’m sure I’ll be sharing links to them here very often. Also, be sure to visit the ‘seven rules of character creation’ linked to in the first graph there. It is aimed at pen & paper RPG’s, but it only takes a few minor twists to apply the concepts to WoW RP. I’d love to hear if & how you do!