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 are writing an epic, because we pulled all Major Arcana cards for this story: The Chariot, the Devil, and the Hierophant.

The Beginning: Our protagonist (has anyone given her a name?) rushes off to save her brother using all the resources at her disposal, including her determination and book smarts. She is lacking in actual real world experience, but she is nothing if not determined.

The Middle: She becomes ensnarled in the seedy underbelly of experimentation and invention as she seeks out her brother and to stop him from sharing what her family created with those who would use it for nefarious purposes. She is in way over head and cannot find her way out or back to her father who needs her help.

The End: Our protagonist saves both her brother and her father. Together, they combine their education and theoretical knowledge with what they learned out in the world to continue to honor and build their family’s legacy.

What story would you tell with these cards and characters?

Images from The Steampunk Tarot.

Written by Barbara Moore
The tarot has been a part of Barbara Moore’s personal and professional lives for over a decade. In college, the tarot intrigued her with its marvelous blending of mythology, psychology, art, and history. Later, she served as the tarot specialist for Llewellyn Publications. Over the years, she has ...