Writing Topics for Creative Writers

Lissywrites/ March 24, 2019/ Writing Posts/ 0 comments

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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About lissywrites

As an avid writer and poet, Alyssa Hubbard explores the earthly and spectral talismans that carry us from life to death and back again through her work. As the darkness within makes its way from pen to paper, she finds room for more joyous activities, such as sampling new ice cream flavors, singing in public, and geeking out over the latest anime. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in English, works in Digital Marketing, and has been writing (professionally) for 8 years. Her work has been featured in literary journals and magazines such as Adanna, The Coffin Bell, and many others.

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