You’re sitting at your computer (or with a pen and paper) making a list of things to write about for your next nonfiction book — which will be even better than the last one.
No pressure finding a topic.
But you’re still stuck on book idea number one. And your renegade brain is still working on that last conversation you had and what you should have said.
Or maybe you’re thinking, “Just ten good ideas — any ideas — and I’ll pour myself a glass of something nice and watch another episode of Superstore.”
But the writing idea machine is jammed again. And you’re still wondering what topics to write about.
What should I write about?
You know how Google works when you type in a word or phrase. A drop-down menu appears with suggestions based on your browsing history and that of other Google users.
So, ask yourself, “What am I thinking right now?” or “What is bothering me?” or “What would I love?” and just start randomly writing whatever comes to mind.
You might be surprised at how much you end up writing — and how many writing ideas you can draw from it.
- What should I write about?
- What to do when you don’t know what to write?
- 17 Things to Write About for Your Next Nonfiction Book
- 1. A Life-Changing Lesson You Learned
- 2. Something You Know How to Do
- 3. The Life Story of Someone Important to You
- 4. Something That Makes You Angry or Dissatisfied
- 5. A Popular Topic (or Label) from a Different Angle
- 6. Life Hacks
- 7. Something Most People Don’t Know About Something
- 8. How to Find Something
- 9. How to Make Life Better
- 10. How to Become Something
- 11. The Power of Something
- 12. How to Choose the Best _____
- 13. The Meaning of ______
- 14. How to Navigate a Dramatic Change
- 15. Travel Topics
- 16. Why You Should ______
- 17. Why do we fear ______?
- More Tools for Finding Things to Write About