I think that finding something to write about is a function of generating enough ideas that you find interesting.
Easier said than done, I get it…
Of course, you can write about anything under the sun – but most professionals find a niche to hang their hat on.
Your topic needs to be both interesting and sustainable. If it’s not interesting, you simply won’t do the work. And if it’s not sustainable, you will run out of work to do.
But these issues might be too narrow for me to find interesting in perpetuity. And they might become difficult to always find an original take on.
“Smart ideas from books” works well for me because I read, and I could read forever without running out of material.
MOST WRITERS my age have to come to grips with one persistent problem: they have to find something to write about that interests them enough to make the investigation worth it. This priority is usually experienced by writers with a long trail of books behind them, as I have.