Want to get started, but need some inspiration? Why not take inspiration from some of historyʼs classic letters, and respond to a hot topic in the news — or just in the gossip pages? Weʼve got plenty of prompts and questions to help you find a subject that inspires your inner writer.
Do you agree with Obama’s tougher stance on Israel in his recent Middle East speech?
Were preachers who warned of the Rapture earnest spiritual leaders, or scammers?
Tell your favorite musician why their work is so important to you.
Who do you think should run for the Republican nomination for president?
Do you think politicians or business figures should do more to help parts of the country hit by tornadoes?
Which was your favorite TV season finale? How do you think your favorite show should wrap up its cliffhangers?
Who is your hero in the field you work in, and why?
Which politician makes you really angry?
Tell the UN what youʼd do if you were Secretary General.
Tell Heidi Klum why you should be a contestant on Project Runway.
What movie do you think a major studio like Universal should produce next?
Does Arnold Schwarzenegger need to do more to apologize for his infidelity?
Did you agree with Charles Barkley’s remarks on homophobia in the NBA?
Tell Katy Perry if you find her anthem “Firework” inspiring — or irritating.
Do you think Sarah Palin should run for president?
Was it shocking, or sadly predictable, that the head of the IMF was brought up on sexual assault charges?
Will you miss the late “Macho Man” Randy Savage?
Are you excited for a new “Pirates of the Caribbean” movie, or are the producers beating a dead horse?
Rihanna just won big at the Billboard awards. Are you a fan of hers, or do you wish she’d go away?
Which summer movies are you most excited for?
Which band do you wish would hurry up and drop a new album?
Which celebs know how to rock skimpy summer fashions, and who ought to put it away before someone gets hurt?
It’s almost Father’s Day. What would you like to say to your dad, or wish you’d said while he was around?
What advice do you have for the graduating class of 2011?
Respond directly to the work of a favorite author.
Ask a famous CEO for career advice, or take them to task for bad behavior.