When it comes to writing, there are a lot of things that can be interesting. But sometimes it can be hard to come up with topics to write about. That’s why we’ve put together this list of 65 interesting things to write about! Whether you’re looking for something to journal about, an essay topic, or something for your next short story, we’ve got you covered!

What are interesting things to write about?

  1. Write a list of things you’re grateful for
  2. Research and write about your favorite quotes
  3. Write about a day in the life of _____ (you, someone in your immediate family, or imagine the life of someone you admire. Or better yet: do your own research and interview or follow that person for a day)
  4. Write about what would you do with a million dollars
  5. Write about your favorite books and why they’re your favorites
  6. Write about an embarrassing moment from your life
  7. Write about a time when you were proud of yourself
  8. Write about your favorite things that you own
  9. Write about what makes you happy
  10. Write about your biggest fears
  11. Write about things that make you laugh out loud
  12. Write about a time when you were disappointed
  13. Write about a memory that still makes you smile
  14. Write about something you’re looking forward to
  15. Write about your favorite season and why
  16. Write your favorite place to go and visit
  17. Write about what home means to you
  18. Write about what family means to you
  19. Write about a time when you were proud of a friend
  20. Write about a time when you needed a friend
  21. Write about what friendship means to you
  22. Write about someone who has inspired you and why
  23. Write about your biggest accomplishment
  24. Write about a character that is stranded on a deserted island and must find a way to survive
  25. Write about a group of friends get lost in the woods and must find their way back home
  26. Write about a person wakes up one day to find that they’ve been transformed into a different animal
  27. Write about a family is haunted by a ghost that only they can see
  28. Write about a new car that you want to buy
  29. Write about a pet that you want
  30. Write about the home you would like to live in one day
  31. Write about your next vacation spot
  32. Write about a new mobile phone app you would like to build
  33. Write about a religious experience you’ve had
  34. Write about doing a job or chore that you hated
  35. Write about doing a job or chore that you unexpectedly liked
  36. Write about a day in the life of a celebrity
  37. Write about the rise and fall of a political figure
  38. Write about an athlete’s journey to championship glory
  39. Write about a musician’s creative process
  40. Write the story of a famous artist
  41. Write about a day in the life of a stay-at-home mom
  42. Write about the challenges and triumphs of a single father
  43. Write about the challenges of parenting
  44. Write a story about a famous YouTuber or TikTok celebrity
  45. Write about how the news has impacted your mental health
  46. Write about a global conflict, such as the American Revolution, World War 2 or the French Revolution
  47. Write about the civil rights movement in the United STates
  48. Write about the women’s suffrage movement
  49. Write about Black Lives Matter and other social justice movements happening today.
  50. Write about your favorite thing to do for fun
  51. Write about something that you’re passionate about
  52. Write about your goals for the next five years, specifically health/fitness goals, relationship goals, career goals, and personal growth goals
  53. Write about a time when you had to overcome adversity
  54. Write about a time when you helped someone else overcome adversity.
  55. Write about your favorite movie and why it’s your favorite.
  56. Write about your favorite TV show and why it’s your favorite.
  57. Write about your favorite musician
  58. Write about what you hope to be doing 10 years from now
  59. Write about the musical instrument that you wished you could play
  60. Write about the book that you would write (if you wanted to write a book)
  61. Write about your favorite video game or mobile phone game
  62. Write about the funniest social media post you’ve seen recently
  63. Write about a point of view that you disagreed with and why
  64. Write about how you would change society
  65. Write about a new food that you tried recently or would like to try

The 65 interesting things to write about listed in this article are just a start. There are many, many more topics that you could explore and we hope that this list has given you some ideas to get started. Whether you’re a seasoned writer or this is your first time putting pen to paper (or fingers to keyboard), give it a try.