I used to be able to write about anything. Now, unless there’s a defined goal and a paycheck, I have serious issues with it. I haven’t written anything for the pure joy of just writing in a long time. I’m not sure when it stopped being a little bit fun and started being all work, but I need to fix it, so this is what I’m proposing:

For an undefined period of time, I’m going to write just to write. Clearly that’s easier said than done, so I’m going to ask for your help.

Give me a topic. It can be anything. Literally any-fucking-thing. (I’d provide some examples, but I’m not getting paid for this) I’ll choose one a day at random, and commit words to it.

When I’m feeling redeemed, I’ll do a single run printing of a little book.

Everyone whose suggested topic was chosen will get a copy. Everyone else can buy one. 

It will look nice. You’ll be able to put it on your desk and then act all assy when people ask about it. 

Any money made from sales of the little book will go to one of Dave Eggers’ cutesy little goddamn literacy projects.

After the little book is printed, the rights to each written piece will belong solely to the person that suggested it. 

You can submit topics to writeaboutthis@copymatt.com, or to @copymatt on Twitter. 

Hurry up, before I change my mind.

(Carrie White, you’re editing. Congrats.)

**UPDATE**

So many good submissions. Keep them coming. 

I’ve decided to give everyone whose topic has been selected a single pass at playing editor. I’ll send you the roughest of rough drafts, and you can give me feedback if you so choose. I reserve the right to tell you to go fuck yourself of course, but I’m open to any and all suggestions until I decide not to be.

Fun fun.

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    We can act assy or sassy?? I’ve never been assy. Please explain - this is my suggestion for today.
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