Creative writing can be challenging. When you’re working on a story, you’re not just trying to decide what word comes next, but what idea comes next.
It’s easy to get stuck.
Writers have many techniques for pushing past these problems — little nudges and prompts to help get the story clicking.
Writer Emergency Pack is a curated collection of some of the most useful suggestions I’ve encountered. It’s by writers, for writers.
Writer Emergency Pack contains 26 illustrated cards, each featuring a different idea for getting unstuck.
The notion of using cards to help you write isn’t new. Writers have long used tarot cards, looking for meaning in the illustrations, or decks like Oblique Strategies, with its koan-like prompts (“Repetition is a form of change”).
The ideas in Writer Emergency Pack are designed to be less abstract, and more immediately useful. They’re specifically tailored to people writing fiction, from novels to scripts, poems to plays.
The cards focus on story, character, and conflict.
For each illustrated Idea card, there’s a matching Detail card with more specific suggestions. And on the back, you’ll find tips to try.
The Writer Emergency Pack contains:
- 26 illustrated Idea cards
- 26 Detail cards with helpful suggestions and specific tips to try
- Instructions for individual and class use, plus a bonus story game (”Cards Against Normality”)
$5 for shipping in the US, $15 for international