Have you ever been in a Bible class, and thought "I love this verse," or "Wow! This is such a great topic?" Those thoughts are the ones you want to follow to choose a book topic. It is the thing that sparks your interest that will sustain you through the writing process, and will keep readers interested.
Here are a few ways I've found that help me select a topic:
- Read! Read your Bible. Read the newspaper. Read books. Reading helps to inspire creativity, and it is one of the best ways to find a topic.
- Make a list. List your hobbies, things you like and things you'd like to know more about. Use these topics as a catalyst for your book topic.
- Talk to people. Find out what your friends are interested in. Ask them what subjects they may have wanted to study, but haven't been able to find material for.
- Watch the news. Is there a story you find interesting, or incredible? Dig into it, and see if there is enough information to write a book.
- Free write. Spend a bit of time writing everyday. Don't set confines to what your writing, just write. Write about anything that pops into your head.
- Gather Stories. Chances are you've done something that makes great story fodder. Have you traveled, or lived through an event that'd make a great story? If so, write about it.
Once you've figured out your topic, it's time to flesh it out and brain storm. I like to write a few sentences about my selected topic.
Topic: How to Plan the Perfect Wedding
- Selecting the venue.
- Choosing the right decor.
- How to select flowers for the season.
- Selecting the time of day.
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