As a writer, I know that one of the hardest things to do is choose a topic to write about. You have to find a common ground between what interests you have, how much you actually know about that topic, and if it fits the style of your writing. For me, this step can take hours to figure out. In fact, right now I am working on a research paper for one of my classes, but we can pick anything we want to research and write about as long as it is within Africa. Africa is 11.73 million square miles with a population of 1.216 billion people. How am I supposed to choose one thing to write about in the second largest continent on the planet?

Because choosing a topic to write about can be so difficult, not to mention time consuming, I created a helpful infographic that gives step-by-step instructions on how to pick one. To do this, I used and created a free account. The process was so easy, and actually fun! You can choose any template to start with, or a blank one, and then you just fill in the information you want. Then, if you are like me and want to use your creativity to make it more interesting, you can move things around, change the background, and style it however you like! This website was easy to navigate and fun to use; I will most definitely be using it again in the future.

So, if you are having a difficult time figuring out what to write about, whether it’s for an academic paper or your own personal writing, take a look at my infographic below. It tells you exactly what to do in order to choose a topic. As I mentioned earlier, I was having a very difficult time deciding what to write about for my research paper. I used this step-by-step process and by the time I got to step 5, I finally had a topic picked out! Once I knew what I was going to start researching and writing about, the words came flowing out of me. Not only was it something that fit all of my professor’s guidelines, but it was something that I was actually interested in, so it now became very easy to write about it. I hope this works as well for you as it did me, and have fun with it!


Wilson, B. (February 8, 2016). How to Pick a Topic to Write About [JPEG]. Retrieved from


4 thoughts on “Infographic

  1. Are you a writing major? My brand image is about writing too, which is cool. Your infographic provided some great insight, especially on brainstorming! I will be keeping it in mind for future writing endeavors. 🙂


  2. I’m glad I found your blog post and infographic, I am currently trying to pick a topic for an essay I need to write and I think that this will come in handy!


  3. I also have always had a hard time coming up with what to write about! In high school, I would even prefer to be given a prompt by my teacher instead of getting to choose. There are so many topics in the world, it was always such an overwhelming task to narrow down on one. Your infographic is very nifty, I will definitely pull out next time I’m given one up those open-ended writing assignments!


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