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Weekend Writing Prompt: Wrong Ritual

This is just the basic 2-Card Writing Prompt today, using a starting situation for Card 1 and a problem, which is Card 2. If you’re here for the first time, I usually do what is called the First Operation to determine the context or…

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Weekend Writing Prompt : Pass It On

This is just the basic 2-Card Writing Prompt today, using a starting situation for Card 1 and a problem, which is Card 2. If you’re here for the first time, I usually do what is called the First Operation to determine the context or…

Weekend Writing Prompt: Division

This is just the basic 2-Card Writing Prompt today, using a starting situation for Card 1 and a problem, which is Card 2. If you’re here for the first time, I usually do what is called the First Operation to determine the context or…

Weekend Writing Prompt: He knows

This is just the basic 2-Card Writing Prompt today, using a starting situation for Card 1 and a problem, which is Card 2. If you’re here for the first time, I usually do what is called the First Operation to determine the context or…

Day 29 of 30-Day Tarot Writing Challenge: Preparation for Editing

Now that you’re coming to the end of your project, it’s time to start thinking about the editing process. I mentioned this a little bit in yesterday’s post regarding returning with the Elixir, about going back and adding characters, objects, themes, etc., where needed.

Writing Prompt: The Temptation House

This is just the basic 2-Card Writing Prompt today, using a starting situation for Card 1 and a problem, which is Card 2. If you’re here for the first time, I usually do what is called the First Operation to determine the context or…

Weekend Writing Prompt: Divine Debate

Jump to the Card Meanings or the Writing Prompt This is just the basic 2-Card Writing Prompt today, using a starting situation for Card 1 and a problem, which is Card 2. If you’re here for the first time, I usually do what is…

Tarot Writing Prompt: Those Who Remain

This is just the basic 2-Card Writing Prompt today, using a starting situation for Card 1 and a problem, which is Card 2. If you’re here for the first time, I usually do what is called the First Operation to determine the context or…

Tarot Writing Prompt: A Horrible Walk in the Woods

This is just the basic 2-Card Writing Prompt today, using a starting situation for Card 1 and a problem, which is Card 2. If you’re here for the first time, I usually do what is called the First Operation to determine the context or…

Day 16 of 30-Day Tarot Writing Challenge: Character Background

So here is a spread that gives you the basic outline for a backstory. One of the areas has to do with a professional life. If you’re dealing with a young character who might not have experienced a professional life, this can be interchanged with a social life, education, etc. Likewise, if you’re dealing with an older character and you want to include a social and/or education experience, all you have to do is add rows to the spread.

Day 15 of 30-Day Tarot Writing Challenge: Antagonist’s 1st Display of Power

In yesterday’s spread, you drew a card which represented the first display of power of your Antagonist. This is what it is that makes your MC think that they don’t want to mess with the Antagonist, or that perhaps the job is too big. This occurs before the Turn in their position, but after they’ve crossed the threshold.

Day 14 of 30-Day Tarot Challenge: Act II

Act II begins after the inciting incident, and about the time that they approach the crossing of the threshold, that is, crossing into their new world. The new world doesn’t literally have to be a new magical world, but that which takes them out of their daily usuals.

Writing Prompt: They Cheated

This is just the basic 2-Card Writing Prompt today, using a starting situation for Card 1 and a problem, which is Card 2.

Writing Prompt: She’s Leaving Home

Note:  I am so sorry–due to some techinical issues on my end involving pictures, I’m having to use pictures already uploaded onto my WordPress account. As a result, the cards are likely to be mismatched. This is just the basic 2-Card Writing Prompt today,…

Day 8 of 30-Day Tarot Writing Challenge: Trials–Yes-But-No-And–

When your character goes through the threshold, or even when they approach the threshold, they’re going to be tested. There are some who are the gate-keepers, so to speak, of the threshold, and then there are just general trials.

Day 7 of 30-Day Tarot Writing Challenge: Making a Problem

Woo! A full week of Camp NaNoWriMo and of the 30-Day Tarot Writing Challenge! Well done everyone who has made it this far! At this point I think that it’s good that we reflect on what we’ve accomplished so far in our piece and…

Day 5 of the 30-Day Tarot Writing Challenge: Creating the Mentor

It’s not just the Mentor that matters, but how the MC and the Mentor get along. This spread looks at the description of the Mentor as well as the dynamic between the two. Not only does this help to keep the plot moving forward, but it also deepens your Main Character, giving them a learning curve.

Tarot Writing Prompt: Protagonist vs. Antagonist Spread

This is an opportunity do really bring depth to your protagonist and your antagonist. If they are completely at odds with one another, then their goals should be at odds. If they’re similar, then it gives the opportunity for conflict within their opposition of each other. Meta conflict, if you will.

Tarot Writing Prompt: Wealth to Faith

I put all the cards together, shuffled them, and divided them into the four piles again in the same manner of the First Operation, though instead of looking through the pile for cards, I gave the pile a little bit of a shuffle before drawing two cards from the top.

Media Review: Mapping the Hero’s Journey with Tarot by Arwen Lynch (e-book)

As I read through this, I put together a completely organic story based on the methods provided in this book. I didn’t have a character, I didn’t have a plot. I just laid the cards out and created an outline to something that I’m excited to start writing.

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