Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Billions of Free Story Ideas - At Your Fingertips!

I had a major realization on Valentine's Day.  And no, it had nothing to do with loneliness or feeling needlessly pressured to commit.

While I was arranging my candy conversation hearts into suggestive phrases, (yes, I can be quite immature,) I was struck by a clever idea for the writing process.

As you know, there are billions and billions of possible combinations to the Rubik's Cube.  Actually, there are over 43 Quintillion.  (But, let's just say, infinite to us mortals.)

Well, if a small bag of stale Sweetheart candies can produce at least one gem of an innuendo, just think of the possibilities with 43 Quintillion hearts!

What does this have to do with writing?
  • Do you ever get writer's block?
  • Not too thrilled with your current plot ideas?
  • Do you have a scene in Act II that just doesn't cut it?
What if you had a convenient and portable way to spice up your writing?

Introducing The Rubik's Cube Writing Prompt Generator.  With this device, I guarantee you will never come up with the same scene or story idea twice.

So, here's the deal.

You can use a Rubik's Cube to generate six master plots or dramatic conflicts with every scramble.
A Rubik's Cube has six sides, each with nine different stickers on it.  A major story element can be written inside of each sticker: conflict, setting, character flaw, etc.  Mix up the cube, and you just may end up sticking that vampire in a zombie apocalypse.

One thing you should know.

The center positions are never going to move relative to each other.  Therefore, this should be a central conflict or one of the universal plots you enjoy working with.  The other stickers are completely up to you.  A single word.  A small phrase.  Random.  Related.  It doesn't really matter.

New prompt every time.

The great thing about The Rubik's Cube Writing Prompt Generator is, every time you scramble the cube, you have six different story ideas to choose from.  Even if you end up with something you don't like, you can always scramble it some more for a totally new set of ideas.

The Rubik's Cube Writing Prompt Generator can help you generate new and fresh ideas when you are stuck.  It's very flexible, infinite, and, unlike Sweethearts, you won't have the dreaded Sugar Crash.

What do you think?


  1. I think you should patent this idea and start selling the stickers!

  2. I'd buy one. Definitely.

    1. I guess it's time to ramp up production ;-) I'm glad you approve. Thanks!

  3. Such a good idea--sure to get the stories flowing! I LOVE this :0)