Many of the world’s most influential people such as Nelson Mandela have used their own experiences as triggers for writing.
If I had one message only to tell the world what would it be?
When have I felt happiest? Saddest? Angriest?
Who has made me feel happiest? Saddest? Angriest?
What is the funniest thing that has ever happened to me?
Who are my heroes. Why?
Who would I least like to be? Why?
If I could be any person or thing, who or what would it be?
If I could create an ideal world what would it be like?
Inspiration for writing can come from many sources. And different writers will use the same source of inspiration in various ways.
Watch the video below and then choose from the different essay topics that follow. Some will appeal to you more than others.
You might choose to write a science fiction essay or an imaginative essay.
Perhaps you feel strongly about the issue presented and would prefer to write in a more serious way about the topic.
Imagine that you are living in India and your homeland is in danger of being swamped by a rising sea. What would life be like for you at this time?
Write about how we, as individuals, can save our planet from environmental disaster.
Write a letter to a person (who is the same age as you) who lives in India or Germany asking them to come up with suggestions on what youth can do to avoid environmental catastrophes.
Write a letter to a senator expressing your concern over rising sea levels.
Write a letter to a friend about your fears about the state of planet earth.
Imagine that you are an alien being scheming to destroy the earth. How would you use water as a tool to destroy the planet?
Imagine that you are a submarine captain exploring the state of the seas.
While you are doing so, you come across the lost city of Atlantis. Describe the city.