Sunday, 14 August 2022


Choosing a topic to create a write up is as interesting as the writing itself. Writing on a topic of your favourite subject is therapeutic one way, and in the other way it is a learning process.  But, how to get an idea about what to write? 

Here comes the words of JOHN STEINBECK handy: "Ideas are like rabbits. You get a couple and learn how to handle them, and pretty soon you have a dozen."

Some of the places where there is a high chance of getting ideas to start writing are:

 PROMPTS:  These are used to conduct competitions and other programs on creative writing. To help bloggers in the process of writing Blogchatter - a community of bloggers is providing prompts every week to encourage writers and to keep the art of writing going together. Two prompts are given per week and the program is named as BLOGHOP.

CALENDER: It may sound different to read. Yes, it is the calendar which is a ready - made idea provider. There are always holidays, observances, and tribute months coming up in a month or in a week. Create write ups on the day's happenings and its relevance to a specific set of people.

Provide holidays plans for that time. Bring in a regional touch by describing the preparation and arrangements made in your locality, town or city. Decorated market places, fairs and about special trains to reach that place can be explained in detail.  Festivals, birthdays of great personalities and   anniversaries of important events are a great source of ideas to writing.

RAT: There is a famous creativity test called the Remote Associative Test (RAT) to evaluate creative potential. The test consists of finding a forth “unique” word that connects the other three words. The RAT measures convergent thinking. And convergent thinking is great for writing. It just needs a little twist. Try looking for original random words in the dictionary, or use a random word generator, if you don’t have a dictionary anymore. Pick three — or five — and try to find something common that would make them work together in a story, writes Maria Angel Ferrero a Feminist, Writer, PhD, Researcher & Professor in Innovation & Entrepreneurship U. Montpellier.


So, keep writing and try to go through this which once I tried to pen my thoughts on writing through a poem. Read it here:

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