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Friday, November 19, 2004

Tarot for Writers

It's a workshop I'm taking through the From the Heart chapter of RWA. We're learning how to use the Tarot to help move different aspects of our stories along. So far, our instructor Arwen has posted a spread to help find characters' goal, motivation and conflict, and there's been a Hero's Journey spread. Yesterday she also posted one for characterization.

Since I wasn't feeling well yesterday, I climbed out of Synopsis Hades for a day and tried the spreads. Still haven't finished all my interpretations, since I did the spreads for all the characters I have stories working in various degrees of completion, but some of it was very enlightening. When I did the Hero's Journey spread for the heroine of Irresistible Harmony, I was shocked that the card that came up hit her situation right on the head!

Think I'll play with that characterization spread today.


  • Hey Lynn. Don't think I got a chance to tell you that I took a look at what you uploaded. I agree on Teresa's cards. When I was looking I was like; Wow. That's Teresa.

    By Blogger Teresa, at 8:29 AM  

  • Hi can you please tell me what the spread is that you use to create the charecters in your book? thanks Joe

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 2:03 PM  

  • Joe -- I don't have my notes handy, so I can't tell you exactly which spread it was, but I do know it was provided during a workshop.

    However, if you check the forums over at http://www.aeclectic.net/tarot/ , I know they've got a bunch of spreads listed for writers.

    Sorry I couldn't be more help!

    By Blogger Lynn, at 8:38 PM  

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