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Fun for Friday: Finish the Story Game

| February 4, 2022

While this Finish the Story Game is meant for grade-school aged kids, there’s something to be said for starting with a simple prompt, like the ones provided here, and turning it into a story. You might use them as more of an inspiration than a starting line, or one of them may really grab you […]

Fun for Friday: Eight Writing Games

| November 5, 2021

If you’re looking for some new writing games to play, check out this list of eight writing games. The title suggests they will help you “transform your creative thinking skills,” and all of them lend themselves to that. But they could also evoke some cool story ideas or even pieces of a story!

Fun for Friday: Group Writing Games

| October 8, 2021

If you’re looking for writing games to play with a group of old writing friends or as an ice-breaker for a group of new writing friends, Erin Lafond has some fun creative writing games for a group! While the ideas themselves aren’t geared strictly toward speculative fiction, it’s not too difficult to figure out ways […]

Board Games for Writers

| August 25, 2021

If you’ve ever got a group of writers together, whether they’re trying to get writing done or not, odds are that you will eventually wind up NOT getting writing done. When that happens, why not get your writer friends to play some board games? This article lists 15 board games that can help writers write […]

Fun for Friday: More Writing Games!

| August 20, 2021

I had a short list of writing games a couple of weeks ago, but now, here’s a list of twenty-five games from Scott William Carter! These games appear to mostly be geared toward productivity, but if they provide some fun with that productivity, they might be a great way to trick yourself into doing work […]

Fun for Friday: Interactive Creative Writing Games

| August 6, 2021

If you’re looking for some writing games to play, check out this list from Language is a Virus! There are ten different games to check out, so give them a look and see what seems like a fun or productive way to play with words!

Fun for Friday: 20 Writing Games

| July 2, 2021

If you’re having trouble getting started on your writing, why not try out one of these writing games. They might just give you the spark of inspiration you’re looking for, but even if they don’t, they seem like they’d be fun things to try out!  

Fun for Friday: Writing Games for Long Nights

| December 18, 2020

As we make our way into the part of the year with long nights, sometimes you’re looking for a new game to play with your household (or online with friends). Why not make it a writing game? This website has several writing game ideas that you can try out! Poke around and see which ones […]

Fun for Friday: Writing Games!

| November 6, 2020

If you’re stuck in a rut, sometimes playing a game can help get your writing flowing again. Here are 20 games to play with writing! This list is a lot of fun because it’s a mix of poetry, writing from scratch, and revision games. So you can pick and choose which ones work best for […]

Writing Games

| April 27, 2020

Last week, I was able to do one of the online classes offered through Clarion West. The one I participated in was the Writing Sprints with K. Tempest Bradford. For the prompt for our writing sprints, Tempest used a game called “I Believe,” which is a lonely game that’s included in Of the Woods. The […]