Writing Topics for Creative Writers

The struggle of every creative, fiction writer: coming up with new ideas. I constantly fear that the day will come where I have nothing new to write about, and while that is a valid fear, it probably won’t actually happen. There are countless blog posts with writing topics, story-idea-generators, and plenty of new fads that you can craft to fit into your own, unique universe. To help combat this fear, I am here with my own list of writing topics:

Write about…

  • A time you were heartbroken
  • A time you were uplifted
  • A time you felt humanity was doomed
  • A time your faith was renewed in humanity
  • Something you love
  • Something that confuses you
  • Someone you met
  • Someone you heard talking out and about
  • Someone who is the opposite of you
  • A situation where you questioned your beliefs
  • A moment in time that changed your life
  • Discovering your family lineage
  • Discovering something about your family (good or bad)

Write about a place…

  • In peril
  • That is the complete opposite of our own
  • In a fantasy setting
  • That disturbs you
  • That you have been to, but not many people have heard of
  • That inspires you
  • That has changed you
  • Where you have spent most of your life
  • Where you were seriously injured
  • That you knew, but no longer recognize
  • That scares you
  • That no longer exists
  • That is made up, but describe it as if it is real
  • That is real, but make it seem as if you don’t believe in it
  • In folklore
  • In history

Write from the perspective of…

  • A maid
  • An android
  • A terrifying creature
  • A villain
  • A computer
  • Your cellphone
  • Your cousin
  • A friend
  • A bird
  • A small creature
  • A large beast
  • A friendly giant
  • A scheming man
  • An angry woman
  • A body part
  • A piece of furniture
  • A car
  • A neighbor
  • A creature from folklore

Write in the genre…

  • Fantasy
  • Horror
  • Urban Fantasy
  • Sci-Fi
  • Non-Fiction
  • Memoir
  • Historical Fiction
  • Romance
  • Crime
  • Suspense
  • Action
  • Adventure
  • Western
  • Tragedy
  • Melodrama
  • Erotica
  • Dystopian

Take one from each category and mix them together, or just get inspired by a single entry on any of the lists. You can’t go wrong, as long as you keep writing.


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