Turn writer’s block into better stories.
No more wasted time being stuck.
We've all experienced it: the dreaded WRITER'S BLOCK.
You wrote yourself into a corner, you have no idea what happens next, and your characters have stopped talking to you.
Your story feels off, wrong, or incomplete. Your brain knows you need to go back and change something. It just hasn't pinpointed what yet. Thanks a lot, brain!
Imagine the words flowing as you write a more compelling and memorable story... all because you faced and defeated writer's block.
Writer's block means something in your story has gone wrong—you just don't know what yet.
It's an opportunity to find your story's weak spots and turn them into strengths—before anyone else reads it.
It's a chance to boost your writing skills and create a story that readers will remember.
You just need to learn how.
Discover the questions that professional authors use to overcome writer's block and improve their novels.
Introducing the Smash Writer's Block card deck.
This isn't your average set of writing prompts.
The questions are designed by professional authors based on the tactics they use to beat writers' block and write more compelling stories.
These prompts force you to think deeper about your characters and world, to mine your subconscious, and uncover aspects of your story you missed.
An amazing novel is there inside you. Sometimes you need help drawing it out.
The Smash Writer’s Block card deck features 100 cards with prompts on both sides for a total of 200 prompts.
These prompts are specially designed to help you:
- Think deeply about your characters, their motivations, needs, and psychology.
- Discover new aspects of your fictional world to build page-turning plot points.
- Spark new ideas with original prompts you won't find elsewhere.
- Explore your story and characters in unexpected ways.
- Uncover what your subconscious is trying to tell you about your story. Find what went wrong and ways to fix it.
Shuffle the deck, pull a card, read the prompt, and start brainstorming and writing.
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What writers are saying about the Smash Writer's Block deck:
How is this different from other writing prompts?
Most writing prompts spark ideas for new stories and characters (for example, a rogue and a monk team up). The Smash Writer’s Block deck helps you break through blocks in a current project.
The prompts encourage you to delve deeper into existing characters and plot to uncover the reasons why you’re stuck.
With decades of experience between our team of authors, we’ve found that writer’s block is often the result of something going wrong in your novel. We crafted these prompts to help you approach your characters and stories from new perspectives so you can break through your block to discover the right way forward for your project.
It also includes a few fun, out-there prompts that might not be connected to your story but can lead to new ideas.
Can’t I just find prompts online for free?
Most of the prompts out there help you come up with ideas for brand new characters and stories. If that’s what you need, the internet is your friend.
But if you’re stuck on a current project, prompts about new story ideas only serve to tempt you away from finishing your novel.
Our deck was developed by professional authors with loads of experience in overcoming writer’s block on current works-in-progress. We created these cards to help you break through the block to write a better, stronger story.
Does the deck help with works-in-progress or creating ideas for new projects?
We designed the deck to help break writer’s block on existing projects. However, if you already have a basic idea for your novel, the deck can help you discover new aspects of it and further develop it.
If you have no idea where to start, this isn’t the deck for you (but you can check out our guides instead!).