Sometimes the hardest part of writing a story is finding an idea. That’s why I developed The Write Words – a game for where the best story wins. It’s a game you can play by yourself, in a group such as during a party or other social setting, or in a classroom.
Watch the Video
I could go on and on about this game all day, but you can watch the video to get an idea of how it works:
Introducing Wednesday Writing Prompts
People love to draw cards on Wednesday to share with others, and now that I am making The Write Words available for sale, there is no reason for me to capitalize on that fabulous idea. On Wednesdays, I will put together a writing prompt for you to use based on the cards I draw from the deck.
Here’s today’s prompt:
Character: A fortune teller
Setting: A tidy parlor
Object: A crystal ball
Event: A clever wolf is trapped.
Some Assembly Required
Using these prompts requires a little work on your part. You have to assemble them into the story you want to tell.
The Story Behind the Write Words
The Write Words is a game of my own invention. It’s been through a lot of changes since I first took a set of index cards and started playing around with the idea. I tested at parties and social events, with adults who knew it and adults who weren’t even writers. I took it to my nieces and tested it on them.
Index cards, after all, are cheap. Making a deck of customized cards isn’t.
Then, when I was sure I had just the right recipe, I put together that prototype and found a company called The Game Crafter that could handle producing and shipping the orders I might get. I ordered up my proof copy, and then I sat on it. For over a year and a half, I sat on my fabulous idea and I did nothing with it except play it by myself from time to time.
I took it with me to a meeting about an entirely different project yesterday, though, and two people who are coaches told me to put it out there -that day! Not to waste more time or more excuses, but to get it out there and into the world. And I listened to their advice because I knew they were right. Sometimes you just need someone to prompt you to get you in gear. I needed it, and now I’m prompting you.
So get busy and get writing!