Writing is no easy task. And as glorious as it is to be creative for a living, sometimes those juicy ideas just hit a roadblock. Whether you’re writing a journalistic article or a creative story, figuring out the next words to put down on the page, let alone the next ideas or characters to create, can be a major hurdle for aspiring writers. Enter, the Emergency Pack.
The screenwriter of brilliant stories like Big Fish pulled together professional writers and creative minds, all of whom have struggled with idea generation in the past, and asked them to share their tips and tricks for coming up with material. Thus, the Emergency Pack was born.
Each pack contains 26 illustrated cards, each featuring a different idea to help you get unstuck. On the back of each card, you’ll find more tips related to the card’s topic on ideas or directions you can try out. And in order to make sure everyone benefits from this awesome idea, the founders will donate one pack to a learning program or school for each deck they sell.
The implications of this sweet new product for writers and students alike is pretty fantastic. And while the cards are intended specifically for fiction writers, we can definitely see them, or other iterations of them, being extremely useful for journalists as well. Finally, a way for us to come up with ideas on the fly, without diving into the black hole of the Internet to find a juicy story? We are so, so in.
What do you think of these cards? Would you use them to help you write? Tell us in the comments below!