What should I write about?
Getting ideas and deciding which one you want to write about can be tough! I’m one of those people who has ideas like crazy – my challenge is making the time to write them all.
But if you’re struggling to get an idea or topic, take a while to look around you. Is something happening in your life or in your family that really interests you or has had an effect on you? What about something that happened to a friend? It doesn’t have to be a big thing – it could be a fight between two people that got resolved or resulted in an end to a friendship, or being in a situation you don’t want to be in (maybe helping a neighbor) and growing as a person because of it.
Another good way to get topics is to do what’s called a writing or story prompt. It’s usually the beginning of a sentence that you finish and then you’re usually off and running. You can find some of these online and I hope to load a few on my website.
Finally, check out the tips I gave to some of the writers in this topic and other topics and check out my Stuff for Writers page.
Where do you get your ideas?
I get my ideas from everywhere – something someone says, something that happened to someone I know or heard about, or asking the question “What if?’ “What if a girl who really depended on her best friend for everything suddenly found herself on a different track than her best friend?”
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