Some people say to write something everyday. Let us imagine a world where all the writers have plenty of time, will, and talent to write anything they want. Now, you just have to find a topic to write about.
As far as writing topics go, it’s great to find something unique, wonderful, amazing, and identifiable that nobody else has ever written about. Until you write the best thing ever written, I suggest getting past the topic stumbling block by picking something that’s news bound. I suggest timing your writing to something that will be in the news.
For instance, I’m publishing this piece of writing today, April 15, 2013.
Possible writing topics could be:
- Boston Marathon or running events
- Justin Trudeau or Canadian leaders
- MTV Movie Awards or other awards shows
- Chi Cheng or the death of a musician
- Jason Day or golf wins and losses
The real topics lend themselves to news stories or comment pieces, while the alternate topics would be suited for fiction pieces. For instance, you could write a comment piece about Justin Trudeau, or you could write a short story about an up and coming Canadian leader. Choose a topic that is relevant to where this will be published. If you live in Australia and you want your work to be published, talking about Justin Trudeau isn’t a good idea because nobody will care about him.
Topics that are timed to coincide with news events are more likely to get published as they are already in the public’s mind. They are being talked about and searched for. Giving people the text that they already want to read is an easy way to get your work in front of people and engage them immediately.