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’ve been a professional freelance writer for several years and specialize in writing feature stories. I have more than a 1,000 bylines to my credit and have written on countless topics from autism to zoology. My columns on fashion and the Internet appeared in a Chicago area newspaper in the 90s. “Brunswick Buzz,” the column in The Sun News, the Myrtle Beach, S.C. daily, ran for seven years then “Events on the North Strand” took over in October 2013, also in The Sun News.

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