Writer Emergency Pack - 15 Decks (Wholesale)


This is a special 15-pack for wholesale customers and authorized resellers. 

If you are interested in carrying Writer Emergency Pack in your store, please contact us at sales@johnaugust.com. 


Beautifully crafted, and tremendously useful. These cards can turn the most frustrating time in a writing project into the most wonderful.
Marc Zeedar

A wonderful gift to anyone interested in screenwriting or filmmaking in general. I highly recommend it.
—Rajesh Naroth

These are awesome! They really put together a neat bundle of inspiration in a tiny package. Definitely not just for writers.
—Lincoln M. Damerst


Writer Emergency Pack is a deck full of useful ideas to help get your story back on track.

Creative writing can be challenging. When you're working on a story, you're not just trying to decide what word comes next, but what idea comes next.

It's easy to get stuck.

Writers have many techniques for pushing past these problems -- little nudges and prompts to help get the story clicking.

Writer Emergency Pack is a curated collection of some of the most useful suggestions I've encountered. It's by writers, for writers.

The Cards

Writer Emergency Pack contains 26 illustrated cards, each featuring a different idea for getting unstuck.

The notion of using cards to help you write isn't new. Writers have long used tarot cards, looking for meaning in the illustrations, or decks like Oblique Strategies, with its koan-like prompts ("Repetition is a form of change").

The ideas in Writer Emergency Pack are designed to be less abstract, and more immediately useful. They're specifically tailored to people writing fiction, from novels to scripts, poems to plays.
The cards focus on story, character, and conflict.



For each illustrated Idea card, there's a matching Detail card with more specific suggestions. And on the back, you'll find tips to try.

Details card (front)

Details card (back)


The Writer Emergency Pack contains:

  • 26 illustrated Idea cards
  • 26 Detail cards with helpful suggestions and specific tips to try
  • Instructions for individual and class use, plus a bonus story game (”Cards Against Normality”)