Need some ideas for articles

United States
December 18, 2007 2:14pm CST
Anyone have any ideas to jumpstart my writing? I need some topics.
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11 responses
@mcrowl (1050)
• New Zealand
26 Dec 07
Pick up your daily newspaper and work your way through it systematically, thinking about each article: is there something you can write to add to this? Can you take an idea and rework it? Can you take an idea and imagine a different outcome? Or you can get a daily email from someone who talks about writing. This is one option (and a good one). http://timetowrite.blogs.com/weblogs You just sign up for his email newsletter.
• United States
31 Dec 07
What an excellent idea! I'm going to sign up now for the newsletter. Thanks for sharing!
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@mcrowl (1050)
• New Zealand
1 Jan 08
My pleasure. Hope it helps you to get moving on the writing.
@nishdan01 (3055)
• Singapore
6 Jan 08
You can write articles on reviews of products, health conditions, How to's and other topics like bith , pregnancy, life religion, experiences in life, science articles and any other tiopic that interests you.
@lionsong (44)
• Australia
2 Jan 08
I generally write about what's going on in my life, or about things surrounding me at the time. It makes it easier that way because instead of having millions of things going on in my head it helps me to focus on the things that really need my attention. For instance, if I'm dealing with a toddler issue (I have a 2 year old daughter) then I will write about how to cope with that issue. At the moment I'm trying to build an online business surrounding my writing, so I've started three different newsletters and I write a new article for each of them every week. All of them have to do with different aspects of running a business, i.e. getting one started, ways to run it more efficiently and marketing. So just sit down and think about the things going on in your life right now... issues your facing, people you are dealing with, things that are bugging you... then write about them. I think that's the best way to do it. Naya http://lionsongsden.com BTW... if you want to have a look at my newsletters, just visit my website.
@sergedan (768)
• Romania
1 Jan 08
Search for a menthor ,or something that gives you that inspiration.If you see an idea that you like but think that it's not your style,see how you can take it and combine it with something else ,or modify it. I would listen to some music ,for example and see where it takes me from there.
• India
19 Dec 07
It's a good idea to hunt for an idea to write. In fact, writings can only happen when you have an idea. For pieces of writings are but ideas dressed to kill. So, it makes sense that you search for one. However, you get an idea only when you look for one. And to look for one you should know where to look. For you never get to see one if you are not looking where you should. They are elusive and omnipresent. Ideas cannot happen or occur to you till you do not get edified with experiences and studies of a diverse range of subjects. Ideas come to the one that is inexorably inquisitive about things about oneself and others, about everything and anything far and near. Try reading whatever interests you and then spend some time ruminating what you read. Keep observing people, situations they find themselves in or you find yourself in. Think of the problems you face in life or that which others you know of face. The solutions you offer them would make a great piece of writing. That's, in a nutshell, what writing is all about. Happy writing!
19 Dec 07
Maybe pick something that you know nothing about...um...something that is completely out of your "field"...challenge yourself. It might give you new perspective. Maybe write something in the point of view of someone you can't relate to...say...an "enemy" or something like that.
@KrauseHome (35293)
• United States
19 Dec 07
Well, you never did share about what you are wanting to Write about, and what. A lot of times I like to write about things I can relate with, or have personally experienced. All I can say is start writing, and let the ideas flow, and then go from there. I know you will find your nitch if you try.
@WC1989 (595)
• United States
18 Dec 07
I think I once told someone this advice...but anyway.. Think of your best friend. Think of what he/she likes. Make believe as though you are going to help your friend pick a writing topic. Look at the list of things he/she likes and see if there's anything he/she would write about.. Once you're done, don't mention the list to your best friend EVER and look to see if there's anything you could use yourself. (I did this once. I was trying to get my best friend to write so I wrote down topic ideas...then when she was too lazy to write I realized I could use some of them myself)
@miryam (6510)
• Italy
18 Dec 07
i prefer read to music, mouvi, and more person or cook....chois..... bye myryam
@patgalca (14480)
• Orangeville, Ontario
18 Dec 07
Look for ideas all around you. Write about your own past experiences, expanded, exaggerated and fictionalized... or not. Write about fantasies you may have, or fears. Listen to people in line at the store or next to you in the donut shop. Read the newspaper. Listen to music. Or check out www.creativewritingprompts.com or any other of many writing prompt websites. Just do a search. Join some writing sites where you can share writing and ideas with other writers.
• United States
18 Dec 07
I've written 5 articles for Associated Content. (You can view them from my profile under content producer.) The ones that make the most money are the "Southern Mississippi Chicken and Dumplings Recipe" and "Twas the night before Christmas Redneck Style" You don't get upfront payment for poems but the poem is getting so many page hits that it is really paying off. I got upfront payments plus page view payments for everything else I have written including the recipes.