By Ellie Tiemens
Listen, I get it.
It’s been a long week, month, year. You’ve got nothing left in you. All your creative juices have slowly leaked out of your body leaving nothing left.
Unfortunately, as a student of the craft (writing, that is), you can’t not write.
So, to get you jump started a bit, I’ve compiled a list of 15 things you can start writing about now.
Blog Post Ideas:
- Write a how-to post about something you’re really good at. This could range from “how to self-edit” to “how to eat a whole pizza by yourself.” the options are endless.
- Make a list of things you can do while reading. (Like eating + reading or working out + reading). Get as creative as possible.
- Review your favorite products that relate to the topic of your blog. For example, this blog would probably review our favorite red pens or comfy clothes to write in.
- Interview someone who is currently working in the field that you blog about. Try to get some good tips for how to be successful in that industry!
- Put together a list of FAQ’s about your blog and the subject of your blog.
- Tell the story of the last dream you had, but make everything opposite of what actually happened in the dream (if you got chased by a dog, write about you chasing a dog; if you showed up to class in your underwear, write about showing up to class wearing way too many clothes).
- Invent the craziest possible app you can think of. Then write about what would happen if a villain got ahold of it.
- Pick out a painting you really love. Or a weird one that’s been hanging in your house for years but you don’t know where it came from… Write the backstory of the subjects of the painting.
- Write about a piece of jewelry that possesses a magical ability.
- Imagine your town is run by a secret mob. Then you find out your parents are part of that mob.
- Write about where you thought you’d be today when five years ago someone asked, “Where will you be in five years?” How is that different from where you’re actually at?
- Dig into the past. Research who your ancestors were and where they came from. Write about their lives and story.
- Spend a while thinking about your earliest memory. Who was there? Where did it take place? Write down everything you can remember.
- Write an advice column for a version of your younger self. What would you have done differently at that point in your life?
- Dream about where you will be in 10 years. Set some goals for current self so you can achieve those dreams!
Ellie Tiemens is a professional writing major at Taylor University. She uses her love for words as a news editor for the student newspaper, The Echo, and as a manuscript evaluator for Illuminate YA Fiction. She also works as the secretary for the professional writing department. Ellie loves reading (naturally), writing (hence the major), and cats (because cats).