Review: Card Stock

Card Stock is a novel approach to writing that requires a pack of playing cards and a journal. The cards drawn represent events in a character’s daily life, providing you with an event to flesh out. A character becomes more tangible with details and Card Stock provides a quick method for development while still leaving you to detail how significant, or banal, a given day might be. As the journal expands, you have a richer history to draw upon when utilizing the character.

I like the simplicity of the tool and how it can be utilized quickly for multiple characters. Sometimes it feels as though you have little more than a stereotype to work with and require details that could be drawn from any number of sources. It is interesting to me to take the simple events listed to spark ideas and put my mind to work, particularly if I am in a rush.

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