Hey, you can use tarot cards for writing!
Not only is tarot cards a wonderful tool of cartomancy that will allow you explore your innerscapes and move forward with your life in an empowered way, it is also a gold mine for all creatives when it comes to connecting with your creative work and taking it to the next level.
I remember back in 2014, I wrote a series of blogposts about tarot writing. That was mad fun; I even had a tarot writing book planned. Unfortunately I wasn’t fully invested in my creative outlets as far as tarot was concerned, so I didn’t complete the project. In fact, I didn’t even start the book as I only thought about it in my head. Since then, I produced a few posts about tarot writing here and there. Crafted a few spreads to aid the creative process and all. But I didn’t really pick up what I started–which is a shame, now that I think of it, because I have so many ideas to share and I really should have continued with that momentum.
But anyway, enough past-woe-wah-wah. I am back this year with another mini tarot writing series. In the next 4-5 weeks or so (pretty much during the entire Nano Wrimo Month) I will be posting lots of tarot writing resources. Fresh new spreads, fun how-to’s, and other wonderful Nano Wrimo goodies.
To get started, if you have no idea what tarot is or how it can be used for storytelling and crafting, check out this introductory post to learn about tarot as a cartomancy system that is rich in symbolic dimension and imagery.
If you are already familiar with tarot or you just want to get straight down to business, click here to read about how you can utilize tarot cards to help you in your creative process and writing practice.
Also, check out this post for some hands-on tarot writing exercises to get you into the zone. If you are not sure how to engage a single tarot card for the purpose of writing, this post will help you tap into tarot’s symbolic treasure trove and inspire you to co-create with this wonderful divinatory and creative tool.
Doing some character building and development? Check out this post if you want to find out how you can use the five W’s method with tarot to create a convincing and multi-dimensional character.
Upcoming Nano My Wrimo! Tarot Writing posts:
- Preparing for your 30 days of hardcore writing and getting into the creative zone
- Exercises and spreads for developing and constructing a character
- How you can use tarot for worldbuilding and exploring the culture of your story universe
- Bonus: Coffee Break! Reflect on your progress so far + check in with yourself
- Using tarot and its symbolic landscape to tap into the theme and solidify the message you want to impart on your readers