T-charts are a good way to come up with several topics that are inter-related. Steve Peha desribes T-charts thusly: “The idea is to make two lists at the same time based on opposites.” Peha offer the following examples to get writers started.
Things you like and things you hate.
Typical experiences that happen almost every day and unusual experiences that have happened only once or twice in your entire life.
- Fun-Have To.
Things you do for fun and things you do because you have to.
- Regret-Proud Of.
Things you regret and things you are proud of.
A partially completed T-chart would look like this: