101 Blog Post Ideas for Writers and Authors

Are you looking for blog post ideas for writers? Do you have a hard time coming up with blog post ideas? Are you stuck in a rut, writing the same thing over and over again?

If so, this blog post is for you. I’m going to share some of my favourite blog post ideas that should help get your creative juices flowing.

Whether you’re a writer or an author, these topics will help you create interesting and engaging content that your readers will love.

So what are you waiting for?

We have plenty of ideas for you to choose from. In fact, we have included more than 100 blog post ideas for writers, below.

We hope this list helps you find some inspiration. Let’s get started.

How to Find Blog Post Ideas as a Writer

To find blog post ideas as a writer, you need to find a topic that your readers want to know about.

Take a look at your reader demographics and find out what they are interested in.

Do your readers have questions that you can answer?

Do they have problems that you can help them solve?

What do they spend their time doing on the internet?

Where do they hang out online?

Do a bit of research and find out what your readers want to know

You might be surprised at what you find out.

It doesn’t matter how popular or unpopular a topic is, as long as it interests your readers.

Then all you have to do is answer their questions, solve their problems or explore that particular topic further.

This is one of the best ways to find blog post ideas as a writer or an author.

How to Brainstorm Blog Post Ideas

Brainstorming is one of the best ways to come up with new blog post ideas. A lot of writers and authors have a tough time doing this, but it doesn’t have to be that way.

To help you get your brain moving, here are a few things you can do.

  • Take notes of anything that comes to mind as you go about your day
  • Think of what questions people ask you most often
  • Look at your current project and see if there are any problems it could solve, or dilemmas it could resolve for the reader
  • Think back on your life experiences and see if they could be helpful
  • If you’re struggling to find a good topic, then try researching what’s popular or trending in your industry
  • You could also try going through the “New and Noteworthy” section on Amazon to find best-selling books similar to yours. Then read those books and take thorough notes about their content.
  • Look at the articles that currently rank highly on Google. Read them and see if you can offer a different perspective

These are just a few ways to brainstorm blog post ideas and come up with new and exciting content. If done correctly, it should help give you plenty of great material for your next blog post.

Blog Post Ideas for Writers

Some of the Best Blog Post Ideas for Writers

Now below are some blog post ideas for writers and authors to get started right away.

  1. Write an article about your experiences as a writer.
  2. Share your favourite books with the world.
  3. Create an “ask me anything” post where you answer questions from readers.
  4. Tell people what inspires you to write and why it’s important to write despite obstacles like rejection or criticism.
  5. Offer some tips on how writers can overcome their fears of writing, such as fear of failure or rejection, and share stories about overcoming these fears in your own life.
  6. Answer any other questions that would be relevant to writers and authors – for example, do you have any advice for aspiring writers who are just starting out in the industry, or what kinds of resources do you use when researching for a new book?
  7. Have you ever self-published a book? If so, share your experience with other writers.
  8. Write about the impact of technology on your writing career and discuss how it has changed since the emergence of eBooks etc.
  9. What are some examples of good writing within popular culture? Discuss why these examples are good, and give some examples of writing in everyday life that’s worth celebrating.
  10. Write a blog post about your experiences with self-publishing and list the pros and cons of self-publishing versus traditional publishing.
  11. How do you deal with negative reviews? Give tips on how other writers can handle criticism and bad reviews.
  12. Write an article about the most memorable book you’ve ever read and tell people why they should read it too
  13. What are your thoughts on NaNoWriMo, storytelling, etc.?
  14. Create a list of the best books with certain themes or features – for example, a list of the best time travel books.
  15. Write a review of your favourite book or movie and tell people why you think it’s worth reading/watching.
  16. What are some good writing exercises for beginners? Share some useful tips with other writers on how to develop their skills as a writer.
  17. Write an article about the benefits of writing for mental health and share stories from other writers who have personally benefitted from writing.
  18. Give some examples of good opening lines from well-known novels or short stories – why do you think these opening lines are effective?
  19. What is your least favourite book/movie genre and why? Did you always dislike this genre, or did it develop over time?
  20. Write about the importance of reading and why people should make time for books in their lives.
  21. What is your writing process like? How do you get started on a new project etc?
  22. What are some tips for writers who struggle with writer’s block?
  23. What are some writing quotes you live by? Share the most memorable quote you’ve ever come across and explain why it’s so meaningful to you.
  24. How have books/reading influenced your life? Give examples of how reading has shaped your experiences, lessons etc.
  25. What are your thoughts on literary tattoos? Have you got any yourself, or would you consider getting one in the future?
  26. Write an article about the best books with unreliable narrators – what makes a book’s narrator unreliable? Do you agree with these examples, or are there others you think should be on the list?
  27. If you could interview any author living or dead, who would it be and why?
  28. Write a blog post in the style of a fairy tale – make it up as you go along and don’t plan it out beforehand.
  29. What are the best books for children? Or what makes a book great for kids?
  30. How does writing fiction compare to writing non-fiction, e.g. memoirs etc.? Give some tips on how to get started with writing fiction if you’ve never done it before.
  31. What are your thoughts on book clubs? Do you think they’re helpful for writers who are looking to get feedback on their work, or would you rather stay away from them?
  32. Write about your favourite opening line in a book and what makes it so memorable.
  33. What are some good ways to find a writing routine that works for you?
  34. Write a blog post about the best writing apps and softwares to use, and what writers should prioritise when it comes to tech e.g. opting for a free or paid version of a program etc.
  35. Make up an alternative ending to your favourite book, film etc.
  36. Write about writing prompts and how they help you when you’re stuck with an idea
  37. What is the best book you’ve ever received as a gift?
  38. Write about your favourite poetry and share some of your favourite poems with other writers and readers.
  39. How do endings impact the overall experience of reading a story and how does it impact the way we feel upon finishing.
  40. Give some examples of good dialogues from novels and television shows – what makes these conversations effective?
  41. If you could only read one book for the rest of your life, what would it be and why?
  42. What are some tips on how to write a short story? How does writing a short story differ from writing a novel?
  43. Share some examples of good character names – what makes these names memorable and effective?
  44. What are some good examples of words or phrases that have been overused in literature? Share what you think makes these words/phrases clichés.
  45. What are some tips for writers who struggle with dialogue? How can you make it more realistic and less stilted?
  46. What is the best book, film or television series set in your hometown? Why does this one stand out from others and how has it influenced you as a writer to see familiar settings on screen/in literature.
  47. What are some of the most unique things you’ve learned about other cultures by reading?
  48. What are some tips on how to write an interesting fight scene in a story or novel?
  49. If you could have any job in the writing/publishing industry, what would it be and why?
  50. How has your childhood home influenced your work as a writer? Give examples of how you use the memories and places from your childhood in your writing.
  51. What are some of the most unique settings you’ve come across in books? How does this setting impact the story overall?
  52. Which classic work do you think is overrated/trash/not as great as it’s made out to be? Why do you think that, and what should other writers and readers steer clear of?
  53. When do you usually write – in the morning, afternoon or evening? What time of day do you find most productive and why?
  54. If you could only read a single book for the rest of your life, which would it be and why? Give reasons as to why this book is so important to you.
  55. What are some of the best lessons you’ve learned about life from reading fiction? How does this impact your own writing, and how can other people use these as tips as well.
  56. Do you have a favourite quote or phrase that you always remember when you’re feeling down or struggling with writer’s block?
  57. What are the best books to read for inspiration? What makes these works of literature so inspiring and effective for other writers.
  58. Which characters have affected you the most in your life? Why did they impact you so much, and how do you try to emulate these feelings in your own writing.
  59. What is the best way to find a good book in a bookstore/library etc.? What makes some books stand out from others?
  60. If you had to choose one writer’s work as your favourite, who would it be and why?
  61. When did you first realise you wanted to be a writer when you grew up?
  62. What are some tips on how to develop your own unique voice as a writer? How can writers learn how to write in their own style and stand out from the crowd.
  63. What is one of your favourite childhood memories and why do you think it has stayed with you since then?
  64. What are some of the best ways to learn about writing, beyond just reading books?
  65. If you were able to time travel anywhere, where would it be and why? Would you bring anything with you – like necessities or something else from your own time?
  66. What is an unusual job you’d like to try before you die? What makes this job so unique and how would it affect the way you write about jobs in your stories?
  67. What are some of the best books to read for character inspiration? How does reading more widely help with creating better characters in your own writing
  68. What is the biggest mistake you see new writers make? What should they avoid doing and how can they produce better writing to stand out from the crowd.
  69. What is one thing you wish people knew about your home town/state/city etc.? How does it differ from other places, and why do you think this place is so important for your writing?
  70. What are some of the most interesting pieces of trivia you’ve learnt about your home town/state/city etc.? How has knowing these pieces about where you live influenced your writing, and how can other writers take advantage of this kind of research?
  71. What is one major stereotype you see in fiction that really bothers you as a reader?
  72. What are some of the best writing prompts you’ve come across? How can this prompt help inspire your next piece of work, and how can other writers use this to their advantage?
  73. Which common elements do you think make for bad writing in first drafts? What mistakes should writers try to avoid when editing their own first drafts?
  74. If you could write in any other writer’s voice, who would you pick and why?
  75. When did you first get interested in writing?
  76. Which piece of work do you think is underrated or doesn’t get enough recognition for its quality? Why do you think this fiction is so good, and how can other writers learn from it?
  77. What are some of the biggest mistakes you see other writers making? How can these writer’s improve their work, and what should other aspiring writers avoid doing when writing their own books.
  78. What are some of the best writing tools to use in your personal writing process? What makes them stand out from word processors or online dictionary websites etc.?
  79. If you didn’t have to worry about money, how would you live your life differently?
  80. What do you think makes a character or setting seem real to readers? How can writers make their characters and settings feel more realistic, and what mistakes should they avoid making when creating these elements of fiction?
  81. If you were able to write in any style, what would it be and why?What do you think makes this style special or unique, and why should other writers consider writing in the same style?
  82. What are some of the best pieces of advice you’ve received about writing? How can new writers benefit from this advice when starting out on their own projects.
  83. Which books/writing prompts/etc. would you recommend it to a complete beginner who wants to get started? How can these tools help new writers, and what should they avoid doing when starting out with their own writing projects?
  84. What are some of the best tips for memorising information when writing non-fiction pieces? How can this knowledge be turned into helpful advice for other authors, and what pitfalls should writers try to avoid?
  85. What is a common misconception about writing you’ve noticed over the years?
  86. What are some of the biggest mistakes made by professional writers? What should they be doing differently, and how can these mistakes impact on their future work?
  87. If you could travel anywhere, where would it be and why? Would you bring anything with you – like necessities or some form of entertainment? What would you pack and how long do you think this trip might last?
  88. What is the biggest challenge you’ve faced in getting published? How was it dealt with, and how did it change your writing process moving forward?
  89. What are some good examples of leading female characters from books or films that have been adapted into other mediums, such as TV shows or video games? How can these female characters be improved, and what do they each have that new characters should try to emulate?
  90. What are some of the biggest mistakes you see in amateur writing submissions? What should new authors be avoiding when submitting their work to publishers and literary magazines?
  91. Which five pieces of fiction would you recommend a beginner to read, and why? What makes these pieces stand out from other books in their genre, and how can this information help new writers improve their own work?
  92. What is the worst piece of advice you’ve been given when writing? Why was it annoying or frustrating, and how was this mistake fixed when writing future projects?
  93. If you could change anything about modern media, what would it be?
  94. Do you have any books that you want to read but haven’t gotten around to yet ? What is stopping you from reading them, and how do you think these books might impact on your own writing if you do get around to picking them up?
  95. Which character archetype would you recommend most to amateur writers? Why is this archetype helpful, and how can new writers make the best use of it when writing their own stories?
  96. What are some of the biggest publishing mistakes you see independent authors making? How should these authors improve their work, and what benefits can come from avoiding these mistakes when looking for publishers or literary agents?
  97. If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be and why? What kind of living conditions would you expect and what demands would you try and meet as a writer?
  98. What is the most surprising plot twist in any book or film you’ve seen and why was it so surprising in hindsight?
  99. Why do you think we’re drawn to writing about certain topics/themes, and what is the best way to explore these themes without getting too repetitive in your fiction? What tropes do you find yourself drawn to, and how can these be subverted?
  100. What is your biggest writing habit, and how has it helped you over the years? How does this habit impact other people you work with (e.g. family/editors)?
  101. If you could live in any fictional or historic world, which would it be and why? What would make this world appealing, and how does it compare to modern society?
  102. How can you tell a good book from a bad one when browsing the shelves of a library or bookstore? What do these books have in common which separates them from amateur writing submissions?


If you’re looking for some interesting ideas to write about as a blogger or writer, this list should give you plenty of inspiration.

Feel free to share with your friends and other writers, or come back to it anytime you need some fresh blog post topics.

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