The A-Z Of Writing Ideas – D Is For…

Happy New Year! I know lots of you have been back blogging for a while, but I took a little bit of a break over the festive period. I hope you all had a wonderful time with friends and family and that your 2018 is going great so far.

So, it’s back to my new weekly series. Each week, I give you an idea – whether it’s a magazine to write for, a theme for a short story, the opening line of a poem…Here are the first , second and third in the series.

This week, it’s the fourth instalment and letter D‘s turn. And D is for Driving.

Many of us drive a car and I’m sure you know what type of car you like. Perhaps cars are a hobby for you and you’ve restored one. If so, why not write about it for a magazine like Classic Cars? Or maybe the thought of driving and cars is taking you back in time to your first car. You could write a nostalgia piece for a publication like Best of British, or The Guardian’s Family Saturday supplement.  Another possibility is if you have a funny story about a car/trip somewhere. A lot of the women’s weeklies have letters pages welcoming this type of anecdote.

Switching from non-fiction to fiction, there are plenty of novels and short stories which feature a car in them – think Christine by Stephen King, Driving Miss Daisy by Alfred Uhry and who can forget the flying Ford Anglia in J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter and The Chamber of Secrets? So there’s lots of creative inspiration there. 




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18 Responses to The A-Z Of Writing Ideas – D Is For…

  1. Simon says:

    It’s good to see you Esther, happy new year. I’ve not seen this new series of yours. I’ll have to try and keep up better 🙂

  2. Happy New Year Esther, hope you had a very enjoyable festive season.
    I have been tempted on several occasions to write about a Ferrari 348 but my drafts invariably involved the use of too many words sending in ,,,,ing and endangering legal action. Each time I started with ‘Disastrously dodgy’.

  3. A very happy new year to you too. Love the quote. I remember saying to someone once, “If you cant love somebody, find something in them to love” 🙂 . There’s always a positive somewhere!

  4. These are good ideas, Esther. Thanks for sharing.

  5. Helen says:

    Happy New Year, Esther! Driving is certainly an interesting choice. Will see what I can put together. Helen

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