How to Take Your Imagination to the Next Level - with Exquisite Corpse
If there's "nothing new under the sun," then unique ideas must come from unusual connections.
They also make incredible story writing prompts. Examples include:
“The lush telephone salesman stupidly sat on the metaphysical fingertip.”
This led to a peculiar tale of a door-to-door salesman visiting a haunted house - with strange flood markings on the walls.
"The bright red sock puppet lustily opened the fridge that belonged to the empty danger."
Woah! I couldn't do anything with the first part, but I wrote a novella based on "the empty danger". (Subscribe to my private email list and it's yours for free!)
"The humungous vampire angrily washed the engorged cheese."
Okay, this is one I haven't dared try yet! But it's definitely on my list of creative challenges.
Why not try using one of these to come up with your own story?
Apart from being ridiculous fun, Exquisite Corpse is also an amazing way to stretch your imagination, especially if you're an author - aspiring or experienced.
If you dedicate just 10 minutes to brainstorming a story idea from an Exquisite Corpse, you will be exploring ideas you've never even dreamed of before.
Something unique; something truly original.
So try it! Challenge your imagination to new heights and new worlds.
Why not try a round or two of Exquisite Corpse with friends or family? Download and print off this game sheet, and get chuckling! Minimum 5 players.
Thanks for reading. All written contents copyright of Anna Tizard, 2020.
"Glaring Genie Cloud" image rendered by Jon Smith, 2019. All rights reserved.