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
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.
We pulled: Ace of Wands, Kind of Wands, 5 of Pentacles
Goals/Motivations: Creative energy and passion. In the first post, I wrote that I thought the brother forsook his family legacy. Playing off that, I will say that her family is in the business of inventing and her goal is to carry on this work with an eye to taking it in a new
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 look at gathering a cast of characters. In later posts, we'll flesh out one character and then give them something to do (plot).
The first spread Kenner gives in the chapter on Character Creation is a simple line of five cards. They represent, in order:
Protagonist, Antagonist, Protagonist's Foil, Antagonist's Foil, and Supporting Character.
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 like a good match.
"The Devil knows how to make the most of first impressions-and he knows how to intimidate his opposition. But if anyone could beat the Devil at a game of cards, it would be a Capricorn. ...both understand all too well the trials and temptations of the material world. ... Most Capricorns are keenly aware of