Have you ever wondered how some writers can spend the entire day at their keyboard writing about one thing after the other? How do they find all of these topics to keep them going? Actually topics are all around us but we sometimes forget to look at things from a writer’s prospective.
If you find it interesting, chances are there are many more out there in cyber land that will be interested too. The first topics you should work on are things you know. If it is a topic you are knowledgeable about, readers will pick up on that.
But I Don’t Know a Lot
You probably know more about things than you give yourself credit for. Do you know where a great place is to spend the day? Have you been there? How about several places? You could write an article about “Great Day Trips Near (wherever)” or “Things to See Near…”
Do you have children? I bet you have learned a lot about raising kids. What kind of discipline works for you or how did you handle a certain situation with a school, nurse, doctor, etc? Parents are always looking for advice, especially first time parents.
What about hobbies or crafts? Write about how you do certain things and tricks you have learned over time to create things, repair things and perhaps even recycle things in unique ways. People love to read about money saving tips. They also love to learn new things.
Read, Read, Read
I usually get topic ideas when I am reading something someone else wrote. That’s not to say you should write about the exact same thing, but their article will trigger something in your mind much like the weekly writing prompts that I do here at Blog Bourne. What comes to mind as you are reading?
Have you ever read a product review and thought, “Well, I don’t agree with that?” Write your own review and list the pros and cons of the product from your view point. Products in your own home could probably keep you writing for a long time. People want to hear opinions from those who have actually used the products they write about.
Listen to Other People Talk
Listen to conversations when you are in large groups. What are they discussing? Did you join in on the discussion? If so, you probably know enough to write about it. When my friends found out I was a writer they would say, “You should write about this.” A lot of the time I listened and I got many good ideas that way.
Carry a small notebook with you everywhere that you go. You never know when an idea will strike you. Jot down notes of what you were thinking about before you forget it. Pick up flyers and advertisements from interesting places. You may decide to write about the place at a later date. Arm yourself with lots of information and you will never run out of topic ideas.