MVP for storytelling cards
I’m getting more familiar with Canva and after seeing a print-on-demand game company that can easily produce a deck of cards, I’ve decided to throw myself into product development.
I’m currently calling the product Storylines and you can try it out now if you have a deck of cards and any interest in writing fiction. This image I tweeted is my MVP. I have my own homemade deck that I use for writing prompts.
At some point I’ll start designing some basic cards, including a bit of text to explain what each card means.
The cards at the bottom of each section are “challenge” cards. If you draw a 5♣ of clubs for example, you flip the card in the air. If it lands face up you write the first choice (which is marked by a + plus sign), in this case, montage. Face down and you write the second part marked by a - minus sign, a segue.
Speaking of segues.
Draw one card at a time, or group them together. For example, I just drew three cards.
- 7♠ Dialogue
- J♥ Perception
- 4♣ Concurrency
So, I would write a passage of dialogue where someone describes a perception they had while something else was happening concurrently. “And while you were throwing bottles at the wall, I was listening to the siren of a cop car draw nearer and nearer.”