6th Mar: There is an option now on your profile page to use "compact" folders. This works pretty well for phone users and others who like less scrolling.
There is no way out, someone has to hold the Idiot Ball
A story has "written itself into a corner" means that it had established a situation that can only be resolved through the use of the Deus ex Machina, Idiot Ball, Informed Ability or forgotten powers. Stories are usually not written sequentially and trying to go from point A to point B results in some snags. The basic writing dilemma in place is that you have to establish certain rules of consistency regarding both the characters and the situation they are in. If a car breaking down is vital to the plot there has to be some reason why the resident Mr. Fixit (who was stranded along with the others riding along) can't make repairs. If you have a Master Swordsman who is outclassed by another that doesn't automatically explain why they make rookie sword fighting mistakes. Thus the term "writing yourself into a corner" means that you haven't given the story a logical way out. Examples: