So I picked up a set of Rory’s Story Cubes at my local Target. I saw them and immediately thought they’d be a great writing exercise generator. As you can see in the picture above, they’re a set of nine standard board game sized dice with an assortment of pictures on them. They come with a dice bag, but I put mine in a cup on my desk. Nine dice is a big handful and the cup makes rolling them really easy. Now, I haven’t done it yet, but I imagine rolling the lot of them and then cobbling a story together based on the images that show up on the dice. The images are iconic enough that they can be interpreted pretty broadly and seem to work together to really spark the imagination. If it’s as inspiring as I imagine, it’ll be well worth the $15 spent.