Whether you’re going through a bad patch of writer’s block or sitting down to write a new blog or article, Rory’s Story Cubes can help you build your writing. What are story cubes? Actually, they’re the coolest thing for encouraging and stimulating writing creativity. Teachers make them available to
their students to inspire writing ideas. I found an old set of cubes in my storage bin of teacher tools that I packed away for few years ago. I decided to try to adapt them to my new life of blogging and screen writing. So far, I haven’t been disappointed. One set costs a little over $7.00 and includes 9 cubes, 54 images, millions of combinations, and unlimited story ideas. There’s also a IPhone app for Rory’s Story Cubes. Just like the virtual game, this cool app allows the user to shake the IPhone to generate combinations of ideas. I haven’t used the IPhone app. I’m waiting for the Android App version.
How it works…
Rory’s Story Cubes are simple to use. They inspire “thinking and problem solving” in all types of life’s situations. According to the packaging,”Toss all the dice, examine each of the nine face-up images and let them guide your imagination through a story that begins with “Once upon a time…”. You can always change the those words later during editing.
“The nine dice, each with an image on six sides, hold a total of 54 images. This means that with every roll, there are millions of combinations for you to use as the inspiration for your story.” (Rory’s Story Cubes) I’ve even used these cubes with friends and children to developed an article about a community. They added a new level of excitement and new ideas to a neighborhood newsletter article.
The idea is to have fun with the story cubes. Just let the images speak and inspire you to start writing great blogs, articles, screen plays, books and stories.