I often see writer’s ask the question, “Where do I find ideas or subjects to write about?”.
While, this is a great question, it somewhat concerns me that one would need to “look for” ideas. Typically, what makes a great writer, is the need, drive and desire to share the information they find interesting or are knowledgeable about. So here is an interesting concept, why would you have to find something to write about?
Isn’t it just itching to get out?
I am not saying that you don’t have to do research. In fact, research and fact checking are an important part of a writing career. However, researching further, into a subject or idea that you are interested in, and probably know something about or even if you don’t, you would like to know more about, is not the same as trying to find something to write about.
The way I see it is, if the writing is forced, and the ideas aren’t coming, take a break and come back later. If there is still nothing there, find something else to do for awhile. But if they are, you just conquered writer’s block!