The range of things you do as a writer are your writing territories . These territories include genres you know or want to try, subjects you’ve written about or would like to, and the audiences for your writing. A territories list gives you a glimpse of who you are as a writer, student, son/daughter, brother/sister, young adult, and friend. Your territories list is a bank of ideas: a place to go when trying to determine a topic/subject about which to write. Keeping a territories list can help you be a more organized, productive, and focused writer. It helps you keep your eyes on the prize by constantly reminding you of who you are and what you know and what your passions are.