Ever have problems brainstorming a book with just yourself? Can’t break out of those old, familiar tropes and stereotypes? The Writer’s Brainstorming Kit, Thinking in New Directions is your solution to rejuvenate your writing and kick those old, worn-out ideas to the curb.
In this digital version of the kit, you won’t receive a deck of cards as you do with the print version. Instead, the authors show you how to use a regular deck of playing cards to accomplish the same thing. With a random draw of the cards, you can break out of your old linear way of thinking and be challenged to create new characters and character traits, determine their internal and external conflicts, and create an original plot, complete with the character’s ordinary world, the trigger event, turning points, and the black moment and resolution.
No idea how to start putting together a story? No problem—the book can help you create one. Stuck in the middle of a story and don’t know what motivates your characters or what happens next? Draw a card, and let the suggestions spur original ideas.
Whether you’re writing short stories, novellas, or novels, this book, combined with your own deck of playing cards, can help you think in new, exciting directions. Get your copy and try it today!
Pam McCutcheon is a writer, editor, speaker, and self-confessed word geek as well as the author of the popular Writing the Fiction Synopsis: A Step-by-Step Approach.
Michael Waite is the principal of Bonefrog Creative, and has developed a multifaceted expertise in marketing, design and business communications. He writes extensively for clients in a diverse collection of business arenas.
Praise from users of the system:
“The Writer’s Brainstorming Kit seemed like a truly dumb idea, until I started using it. Now I wouldn’t be without it. I can’t recommend it highly enough. Every writer I’ve shared it with wants to steal mine, but I tell them they have to buy their own. So should you. It is marvelous.” — Carolyn McSparren, award-winning romance author
“The Writer’s Brainstorming Kit will join your dictionary and your thesaurus as a must-have tool for the writing trade. After the first time, you’ll wonder how you ever wrote without it!” — Laura Hayden, romance novelist
“Are you alone at two in the morning with no one to bounce off those ideas? Well, have I got the answer for you in a neat little book…. Having plotting and GMC problems, I decided to draw cards for my hero, heroine, villain, and two secondary characters. Magic happened! Are you writing the same characters but putting them in different situations? * The Writer’s Brainstorming Kit* will challenge your brain and the next thing you know, different characters and plots will be climbing over your stereotyped characters to freedom. The Writer’s Brainstorming Kit gives you words and ideas to warm up your brainpower and minutes later, your well is overflowing. Now if Pam and Michael would only figure out how to get the stories from our brains to the page without dripping blood...” — Sue Longsdorf, Writer