The hosts of the Scriptnotes podcast–a huge influence on this blog we’ll get into another time–have created Writer Emergency cards to rescue blocked writers. Writer Emergency is a deck of prompts designed help the writer move on in his or her story or just play with a scene that isn’t working. The cards began as a Kickstarter project with a ‘get one give one’ mission: for every pack delivered to backers, the guys at Scriptnotes will donate a pack to a youth writing program.

Unfortunately, the Kickstarter drive was a little too successful and there is a waiting list for Writer Emergency. Just leave your email at to be notified when they become available.