Topic Du Jour
Casual starters for any occasion
Dear DiaryYour life on an open-faced sandwich. Whats new in your life? Family, friends, plans, etc.
Monday SpecialHow was your weekend?
Friday SpecialHow was your week?
The NewsWhats your reaction to recent political events in the world, neighborhood, or school?
Campus LifeWhats new at school these days? What have you learned in your classes? How are school activities going?
Topics worth ordering again and again!
Chefs LeftoversContinue chewing on yesterdays topic.
Mental DribbleWrite whatever comes to mindanything, no matter how boring or senseless; just keep writing and dont stop. If your mind goes blank, just keep writing the same words over and over until you think of something else.
Salad BarWrite about anything you feel like writing about.
Use the power of the pen to voice your views.
World IssuesWhat are your views on racism, sexism, poverty, crime, war, hunger, disease, pollution, abortion, deforestation, endangered species, politically unjust governments, etc.? If you were in a position of power, which would you tackle first and how?
School ReviewHow could this school be improved? If the school were granted a large sum of money, how would you like to see it spent? New buildings? New electives? New equipment?
Basic staples of any writers diet
Memorable MomentsDescribe a memorable moment from your childhood or recent lifefun, sad, scary, embarrassing, whatever.
PortraitsDescribe someone you know: family, friend, role model, or other.
AncestryDescribe your family & cultural background.
The Place to BeDescribe a place: a place you visited, a place you want to visit, the place where you used to live, a beach, an arcade, anywhere.
Tell A FriendDescribe a movie you saw, a book you read, a video game, the bike you want to buy, etc.
For the self-exploring individual
Make Your MarkWhat do you hope to accomplish during your lifetime? How will you make a difference in the world?
Who Am IWhat makes you different from other people?
The Animal WithinWhich animal best represents your personality? Why?
Personal GrowthWhat would you like to do better? What aspect of your personality would you like to improve?
The Meaning of LifeWhat is the purpose of your existence?
Delicacies for the original thinker
Sci-Fi PlatterImagine another planet inhabited by beings with human-like intelligence. Describe them and their planet. How would they act that is different from humans?
Sliced BreadThink of a great invention (besides the wheel and the light bulb).
Dark and Stormy NightWrite a story, truth or fiction. Continue writing it for a few days.
Desserts for the unbound imagination
Clark Kent SpecialDescribe what life would be like if you had a special power: superhuman strength/speed, able to fly, X-ray vision, invisibility, able to change shape/form, telekinesis, read minds, foresee the future, stop/control time, be in two places at once, etc.
Bill & Teds SpecialWhat person (famous or not, dead or alive) would you like to meet (past, present or future)? A great grandmother? Mozart? Michael Jackson?
Sam Beckett SpecialIf you could time-travel, when and where would you travel to?
Ebenezer Scrooge SpecialIf you could revisit your past or visit your future, what time would you choose?
Shirley MacLaine SpecialIf you were to be reincarnated, who or what would you want to come back as? Who or what do you imagine you were in a past life?
Dr. Doolittle SpecialIf you could speak with animals, which animal(s) would you want to talk with? What would you want to ask them?
Aladdins SpecialIf you were granted a wish, what would you wish for?
Donald Trump SpecialIf you inherited one million dollars, but you could not spend it on anything for yourself, how would you spend it?