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Because I'm both a writer and an English teacher, the art of storytelling has always been very important to me. So important in fact that I create a quick game to make storytelling around the campfire (or on long car rides) all the more fun.
This can be a great activity for a creative writing group or class or a really fun dinner party activity.
There is a total of 12 different Genre cards. Each gives a different challenge by forcing the player to think outside their common genre. This helps to expand the writer's bag of tools by helping them practice a variety of genres which may allow for some improved cross-genre writing.
Junk Drawer Cards
The 30 different junk drawer cards are split up by point value. These are random elements to incorporate into your story during the telling process. This is how you earn points in the game. The more elements you
incorporate, and the more difficult the element, the more points you earn.
Story Starter Cards
The final group of cards is a set of Story Starter cards. These cards give you sentences to begin your story with. Story starters are very useful for those who may be just discovering the art of storytelling or those who are simply stuck on what to do next.