Interesting Essay Topics

Real writers find their own interesting essay topics or adapt writing prompts to fit. They write because they want to change things, influence people or express opinions. To do this effectively they dig deep and write about real things that are important to them, personal issues and experiences.

When you are enthusiastic about certain subjects you can write about them in different ways. For example:

  • Explain why you like something.
  • Describe how to do something.
  • Persuade other people to like something.
  • Compare something you like to something else you like or hate.
  • Write a short story/narrative about it.

Start looking at your own life and the world around you for essay topics. Most writers have special interests but often doubt these make great topics for writing. Sometimes it is not the subject itself but how it relates or connects to some other area of interest that provides a great topic.

How do I find that gripping essay topic?

  • Create an enthusiasm map. (See the example map below) Write your name in the centre of a blank page.Brainstorm your areas of interest by drawing lines out to major categories.Develop each area of interest into sub-categories.Find connections between different areas.Update your map regularly or as soon as you develop new interests.Delve into this map to find the perfect real essay topic.

Enthusiasm Map

Build and keep an updated enthusiasm map to ensure that you always have something to write about. Writing if done well can affect and influence people and even change the world around you. Keep it real!

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