Current Events

Current Events

Find Your Writing Niche: Current Events

What a well-spring of ideas current events offers.  Just in the last month

  • Rachel Dolezal claims to be black
  • Two murderers escape a maximum security prison
  • Only two women are declared candidates for the 2016 presidential election
  • Donald Trump alienated an entire cultural group
  • Supreme Court rules that gays have a right to marry

Of course there are more hot topics, but where do you fit in? What can  you write?

As corollaries to the stories above:

  • John Griffin changed the color of his skin and wrote “Black Like Me” in 1961
  • How safe is it to live near a prison?
  • Compare the two women running for president
  •  What other national or international figures have paved the way for their own downfall by what they’ve said?
  • Where does America go from here?

Write 25 ideas for stories. Then query. No bites? At least you tried.



Article By: Jo Ann Mathews

I published three ebooks in 2020: Women and Adversity, Honoring 23 Black Women; Women and Adversity, Recognizing 23 Notable Mothers; and Women and Adversity, Saluting 23 Faithful Suffragists to commemorate the hundredth anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment giving women the right to vote. These books are meant to be study guides for all students from grade school through college to help in choosing topics for assignments and to learn more about these noteworthy women. Go to, and to learn more.

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