You have 15 minutes to address the whole world live (on television or radio ? choose your format). What would you say?
You get to produce your own television show. What’s it about? Who’s starring in it? Describe it in detail.
You get some incredibly, amazingly, wonderfully fantastic news. What?s the first thing you do?
You experience your own “Freaky Friday”, and switch bodies with someone you love/hate. Tell us what happens.
You encounter a mysterious man offering you a magic potion that, once sipped, will make one of your senses (sight, hearing, taste, smell, touch) super sharp ? but dull the others. Will you sip it, and if so, what sense do you choose?
You are receiving an award – either one that already exists, or a new one created just for you. What would the award be, why are you being honored, and what would you say in your acceptance speech?
Write whatever you normally write about, and weave in a book quote, film quote, or song lyric that?s been sticking with you this week.
Write up a mid-year “State of My Year” post.
Write down the first sight, sound, smell, and sensation you experienced on waking up today. Pick the one you’re most drawn to, and write. (For a bigger challenge, pick the one you’re least drawn to.)
Write an anonymous letter to someone you’re jealous of.
Write about your first name: Are you named after someone or something? Are there any stories or associations attached to it? If you had the choice, would you rename yourself?
Write about whatever you’d like, but write using regional slang, your dialect, or in your accent.
Write about what you did last weekend as though you’re a music critic reviewing a new album.
Write about the subject you usually blog about as if you were a music critic.
Write about the last disagreement you had with a friend or family member ? from their perspective.
Write about the experience that got you into writing.
Write about something you consider “ugly” – war, violence, failure, hatred – but try to find beauty, or a sense of hope, in your thoughts.
Write about something that happened over the weekend as though it’s the top story on your local paper.
Write about evil: how you understand it (or don’t), what you think it means, or a way it’s manifested, either in the world at large or in your life.
Write about a time when you didn’t take action but wish you had. What would you do differently?
Write about a noise – or even a silence – that won’t go away. (We’ll let you interpret this in different ways?)
Write a story or post with an open ending, and let your readers invent the conclusion.
Write a story about yourself from the perspective of an object, thing, animal, or another person.
Write a script for a late-night infomercial – where the product is your blog. How do you market yourself? What qualities do you embody that other “products” don’t? What are the benefits of reading your blog?
Write a review of your life – or the life of someone close to you – as if it were a movie or a book.
Write a post in the style of (or simply inspired by) a favorite author.
Write a post about anything you’d like, but be sure to include this sentence somewhere in the final paragraph: “He tried to hit me with a forklift!”
Write a piece of fiction describing the incident that gave rise to the phrase, “Third time’s the charm.”
Write a piece about a typically “local” experience from where you come from as though it’s an entry in a travel guide.
Write a letter to your mom. Tell her something you’ve always wanted to say, but haven’t been able to.
Write a letter to the personality trait you like least, convincing it to shape up or ship out. Be as threatening, theatrical, or thoroughly charming as is necessary to get the job done.
Why do you blog?
Why did you start your writing? Is that still why you write, or has your writing gone in a different direction than you’d planned?
Who’s the most important person in your life – and how would your day-to-day existence be different without them?
Who is the one person you hope isn’t reading your blog? Why?
Who doesn’t love a list? So write one! Top five slices of pizza in your town, ten reasons disco will never die, the three secrets to happiness – go silly or go deep, just go list-y.
Who do you love the most in this world? Why?
Which song most aptly describes your life?
When you’re unwell, do you allow others to take care of you, or do you prefer to soldier on alone? What does it take for you to ask for help?
When you’re giddy with excitement, does time speed up? Slow down? Tell us about the experience of anticipation.
When you were 10, what did you want to be when you grew up? What are you now? Are the two connected?
When you gaze out your window – real or figurative – do you see the forest first, or the trees?
When was the last time your walked away from a discussion, only to think of The Perfect Comeback hours later? Recreate the scene for us, and use your winning line.
When was the last time you really stood out in a crowd? Are you comfortable in that position, or do you wish you could fade into the woodwork?
When was the first time you really felt like a grown up (if ever)?
When the full moon happens, you turn into a person who?s the opposite of who you normally are. Describe this new you.
When faced with confrontation, do you head for the hills or walk straight in? Was there ever a time you wished you?d had the opposite reaction?
What?s your learning style? Do you prefer learning in a group and in an interactive setting? Or one-on-one? Do you retain information best through lectures, or visuals, or simply by reading books?
What’s your favorite part about visiting a new place – the food? The architecture? The people watching?
What’s your dream tourist destination – either a place you’ve been and loved, or a place you’d love to visit? What about it speaks to you?
What’s your biggest regret? How would your life have been different if you’d made another decision?
What’s the thing you’re most scared to do? What would it take to get you to do it?
What’s the strangest place from which you’ve posted to your blog? When was the last time you were out and about, and suddenly thought, “I need to write about this!”?
What’s the one luxury you can’t live without?
What’s the most significant secret you’ve ever kept? Did the truth ever come out?
What?s the most dreadful (or wonderful) experience you’ve ever had as a customer?
What’s the one habit you’d change about yourself, if you could simply flick a switch and have it happen?
What’s the most significant secret you’ve ever discovered about someone else? Did the truth come out?
What’s the hardest decision you’ve ever had to make? Why?
What will the next must-have technological innovation be? Jetpacks? Hoverboards? Wind-powered calculators?