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NaNoWriMo 2012 part 3

Plot We’ve assembled a cast of characters HERE. We’ve developed the Protagonist HERE. Let’s see more about the storyline. In Tarot for Writers, Kenner provides spreads in increasing complexity to help outline a fully developed plot. We’ll begin with the most simple, a three-card spread with cards to represent: Beginning, Middle, and End. Apparently we […]

NaNoWriMo 2012 part 2

Character Development If you haven’t read part 1 of this series, check it out HERE. In Tarot for Writers, Kenner gives tips for developing your characters. We’ll focus on our main character from part one, the sister from the brother/sister duo in the Sun card. Today we’ll pull card for: Goals/Motivations, Stakes, and Internal conflict. […]

NaNoWriMo 2012 part 1

November is National Novel Writing Month. People all over the world are busy typing up their stories with the goal of 50,000 words by November 30. You can find out more HERE. In honor of NaNoWriMo, we’ll look at some exercises from Corrine Kenner’s Tarot for Writers using The Steampunk Tarot. In today’s exercise, we’ll […]

The Devil & Capricorn

I’ve been reading about the astrological signs and their associated tarot cards in Corrine Kenner’s Tarot & Astrology book. Being a Capricorn, that was my first stop in Corrine’s wonderful text. Capricorn is associated with Trump XV, The Devil. I’ve known that for a while and never liked the association. However, it certainly does seem […]

On the Sixth Day of December

On the 6th day of December, Tarot gave to me: The 3 of Wands from the Wizards Tarot. According to the deck’s designer, Corrine Kenner, the magic power of this card is expectation and hope. Today the Tarot gives us a reminder that often whatever we expect and hope for is what comes to us. […]

Tarot and Astrology

Tarot and astrology have been linked for centuries. Most people are familiar with (whether they realize it or not) the astrological associations assigned to the cards by the Golden Dawn. But there are suggestions of even earlier connections. For example, the Minchiate Tarot (an 18th century deck of 97 cards) includes cards for the twelve […]

Mythology & Meanings

Tarot shelves at bookstores are filled with beginner level books. Do we really need so many? Aren’t they all essentially the same? I think we do need so many and that they are not essentially the same. First, they all differ in terms of voice and presentation. People learn differently and respond better to some […]

Six Tips for Asking the Right Question

The tarot community is always discussing something, or many things. A current favorite topic is the question of questions. What makes a good question? Does the question even matter? Should we help client’s rephrase their questions? In Simple Fortunetelling with Tarot Cards, Corrine Kenner shares some ideas. Sit down at the tarot reader’s table. Shuffle, […]

5 Tips for Breaking Writer’s Block

Whether you write professionally, for personal enjoyment, or journal, Corrine Kenner points out that “any blank page can be intimidating.” In her book, Tarot for Writers, Corrine devotes an entire chapter to breaking writer’s block. Her ideas are, of course, excellent for doing just that. But I also think they can be great journal prompts […]

Minnesota Area Tarot Symposium

Corrine Kenner and Katrina Wynne both suggested that I write about MATS. First of all, you can get all the juicy details here. Also, there are lots of other gatherings that I should at least mention, because not everyone wants to come visit Minnesota, although I don’t know why (because it is quite fabulous here […]