Write a post on the subject of robots. Possible themes you might consider are:
- robots of the past, present, and future
- benefits and dangers of having robots
- the depiction of robots in film and television
Do you have animals in your life? If yes, what do they mean to you? If no, why have you opted not to?
Write about an event that in some way raised your awareness of some aspect of life. What was this event? How did it change you? Explain.
Formulate a list of specific recommendations for political and social changes that might reduce the chance of war. Referring to current events in the world today evaluate the likelihood of such political and social changes coming about.
Would you ever visit a psychic or palm reader?
If you could work from anywhere, where would you want to live, and why?
Somewhere urban? Rural? A different country?
Write about a favorite food from a restaurant in your hometown.
What qualities in a person’s character can help him or her to continue in a competitive struggle even when winning seems unlikely?
What famous buildings do you find most beautiful?
Are there any news stories you’re sick of hearing about?
Having a Canadian identity is not merely the result of being born in Canada. How is a national identity developed?
Make a prediction about how our use of technology will change in the next five years.
It’s the year 2113. A major museum is running an exhibition on life and culture as it was in 2013. You’re asked to write an introduction for the show’s brochure. What will it say?
Write an illustrative essay in which you discuss either the beneficial or the detrimental aspects of your own summer work experience.
What is your favourite type of weather?
Describe a smartphone app you want to see on the market.
Recall a memorable family vacation or get-together.
If you could go back in time and change something in your life, what would you change?
Name someone who has significantly influenced the way you see the world.
What books are on your winter reading list?
Most movie and television heroes we admire are the ones who finally decide to fight against whatever odds confront them. Who is your favourite hero or heroine? What is it that you admire about him or her the most?
Take a line from a song that you love or connect with. Now forget the song, and turn that line into the title or inspiration for your post.
Write a 100-word story about ninjas and pirates.
What’s the most dreadful, or wonderful, experience you’ve ever had as a customer? How could it have been better or worse?
If you have a career in mind, see if you can spend a day “job shadowing” a person in that career. Job shadowing means that you spend a day following the person in his or her job, observing all that he or she does. Keep a record of the various things involved in doing the job. Make a list of those abilities that you will need to acquire to be successful in the job.
Tell us about the last time you had a real, deep, crying-from-laughing belly laugh.
If one experience or life change results from you writing your blog, what would you like it to be?
What qualities do you value most in friends?
Tell us about a time when everything seemed to be going wrong – and then, suddenly, you knew it would be alright.
Run outside. Take a picture of the first thing you see. Run inside. Take a picture of the second thing you see. Write about the connection between these two random objects, people or scenes.
Construct a crossword puzzle using names, places, issues, and ideas found in a short story or novel you have read.
Consider two different buildings with which you are familiar in terms of their responsiveness to “human need.” Write an essay contrasting several aspects of these two buildings
About how many books do you read each year?
You get one hour in a time machine. Where to?
What are your favorite things to photograph?
If you could permanently ban a word from general usage, which one would it be? Why?
Think of a situation in which you might have to choose between a loyal friend and a cause in which you sincerely believe. Discuss what you think your eventual choice would be. What consequences would you fear? Has anyone ever persuaded you to do something you later regretted? How did he or she convince you at the time?
You just acquired a magic wand. What will you use it for?
If you were to judge your favorite book by its cover, would you still read it?
Write a 100-word story without using the letter “e” in any words. (It’s a tough one!)
Name a book that changed your life.
What?s the most dreadful (or wonderful) experience you’ve ever had as a customer?
True happiness is “innocence without heartbreak.”
Use the phrase in a piece of personal writing, a story, memoir, or poem.
Do you feel uncomfortable when you see someone else being embarrassed? What’s most likely to make you squirm?
Name three bands or musicians that you hope to see live some day.
If you were given the opportunity to sit down at a negotiations table with the world’s leaders, what advice would you give them? Write a speech for delivery at that negotiations table.
What’s the biggest secret you’ve kept from someone close to you?
List five of your worst vices.
You have 15 minutes to address the whole world live (on television or radio ? choose your format). What would you say?
If work or school were cancelled today, what would you do instead?
You experience your own “Freaky Friday”, and switch bodies with someone you love/hate. Tell us what happens.
Describe a moment in your life when it was better to be safe than sorry.
Write about something that happened over the weekend as though it’s the top story on your local paper.
You have noticed an acquaintance or a family member acting hypocritically, saying or pretending to believe one way but behaving the opposite. Identify your feelings, and decide what you want to do about your relationship with that person. In a post, report that person’s actions and explain your feelings about this behaviour. Finally, give and explain your decision.
Who do you think should make decisions about your future? Do you think that women and men have the same opportunities to determine their own futures?
When was the last time you wrote someone a handwritten letter?
Describe what your family dinners are like.