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Games Writers Play

When I was a teenager, back in the day, I spent one summer reading and rereading The Shining by Stephen King. All these years later (and we aren’t discussing how many, okay?) one scene still sticks with me. The main character, Jack, is supposed to be writing a novel, but when his wife checks the pages he churns out each day, they all say the same thing.

“All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy.”

Line after line, page after page.

Rather than turn out like Jack, it’s good for writers to have a little play time. In the spirit of play, and in honor of the U.S. holiday today,  here are three fun games for writers to play.

Sounds Like a Plan – This advice giving game challenges players to match wacky advice to a chosen activity.

What? – How well do you know your opponents? Find out when you try to guess who wrote what in response to the game’s questions.

Cyrano – Players write and vote on the best quatrains constructed using the themes and rhymes provided on the game cards.

What’s your favorite game for writers? Tell me about it in the comments!


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