A few members tried the original Write Now! at an MSP meeting. It involves writing a very short story based roughly on the game's category cards. It would lend itself to people who order a meal and work on their story as they eat. For dessert we'd read the stories.
The new version is geared to instant gratification. The cards are more detailed. Players are dealt category cards and the host asks someone to kick off the story by reading a card. Another member must choose a card they feel ties into the card just read. Players take turns continuing the story. It is a cooperative game in which players improvise plot twists, transitions, character development and an ending based on their cards. The card category descriptions include: characters, motivations, events, places, and items. My sense of humor had a bit of influence on the descriptions so be warned. There are no rules but I've always held to the motto "Good Taste is Timeless" and expect players would adopt this as our moral compass. Or not. With a few Guinness, I expect we could craft the next great American short story...or an additional episode of Gilligan's Island.
I'll bring both card sets and we'll see what happens.