Nano My Wrimo! Express Your Story Theme with the Help of Tarot

Sorry this is late. The reason why I decided to publish the theme post last is because I thought it will serve as a nice transitory tool in which you can use it to reflect on what you have achieved and examine the bigger picture, and you can also use it when you are ready … More Nano My Wrimo! Express Your Story Theme with the Help of Tarot

Nano My Wrimo! Time for a Coffee Break

Time for a coffee break! If you are still slaving–I mean, working hard to express yourself creatively through passionate storybinging–I mean storytelling– Congratulations! You are more than halfway done, and that’s honestly awesome. While your word count isn’t stopping, let’s take a breather and reflect on your progress thus far. What’s working? What isn’t working? … More Nano My Wrimo! Time for a Coffee Break

Nano My Wrimo! A Tarot Spread for Exploring and Manifesting Your Story World

Welcome back to 2016’s Nano My Wrimo: Tarot Writing Series! Why “Nano My Wrimo”–you may ask? I don’t think I ever explained why I named this series “Nano My Wrimo”. For some reason when I was brainstorming a series title, this immediately materialized and introduced itself to my conscious brain. It was so catchy and … More Nano My Wrimo! A Tarot Spread for Exploring and Manifesting Your Story World

Nano My Wrimo! A Tarot Spread for Constructing and Connecting with Your Characters

Hello, hello! Welcome back to another post from the Nano My Wrimo Series! This spread mostly focuses on your relationship with the character as a writer and how you can best express your ideas through the character you have created. In short, it’s more of a “meta” spread that examines your voice as a writer … More Nano My Wrimo! A Tarot Spread for Constructing and Connecting with Your Characters

Nano My Wrimo! Get ready for the intense one-month with a tarot reading

Welcome to the first of this year’s Nano My Wrimo! series. With November lurking around the corner (or rather, it’s like, right behind the door since it’s uh, tomorrow!), it’s important to do everything you can to get yourself into the zone for the intense creation process ahead. Below, you will find a picture of … More Nano My Wrimo! Get ready for the intense one-month with a tarot reading

Nano My Wrimo! Tarot Writing through National Writing Month

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 … More Nano My Wrimo! Tarot Writing through National Writing Month

Novel Openings Case Study #7: The Martian by Andy Weir

I’m pretty much fucked. That’s my considered opinion. Fucked. Six days into what should be the greatest month of my life, and its’ turned into a nightmare. I don’t even know who’ll read this. I guess someone will find it eventually. Maybe a hundred years from now. For the record…I didn’t die on Sol 6. … More Novel Openings Case Study #7: The Martian by Andy Weir

The Prologue Spread: kickstart your creative project with this powerful tarot spread and SOAR!!!

Edit: Aug/01/2016: Revamped spread design. Content unchanged! For tarot readers, writers and other creative venturers–this spread doesn’t discriminate. With a focus on creating a powerful beginning and troubleshooting difficulties that will hinder your potential, this spread is designed to give you a powerful boost of momentum as you embark on creative adventures. A journey of … More The Prologue Spread: kickstart your creative project with this powerful tarot spread and SOAR!!!

Novel Openings Case Study #6: City of Dark Magic by Magnus Flyte

The Save Venice fund-raiser began as these things do, with Bellinis, with tiny toast points topped with squid pate, and with swaying musicians playing the greatest hits of Italian opera beneath a fresco by Tiepolo. Sequined women and tuxedo-clad men stepped out of teak vaporetti onto the private dock at Ca’ Rezzonico, where, it was … More Novel Openings Case Study #6: City of Dark Magic by Magnus Flyte

Novel Openings Case Study #5: The Secrets of the Wolves by Dorothy Hearst

I was not the first wolf to promise to be the guardian of the humans. That pledge was made many years ago in a time of great hunger, when a wolf named Indru met a tribe of starving humans. It was so long ago that wolves had just become wolf and humans were not yet … More Novel Openings Case Study #5: The Secrets of the Wolves by Dorothy Hearst

Tarot Writing Series: Some Thoughts on Using Tarot Card to Plot Your Story

Right off the bat, I am going to tell you that the issue with plotting with a deck of tarot cards–or rather, an inevitable limitation–is that it doesn’t tell you what your story is. That is the wrong attitude to have when you approach tarot, anyhow. It’s not meant to give you a quick fix, or … More Tarot Writing Series: Some Thoughts on Using Tarot Card to Plot Your Story

Tarot Writing Experiments: Character Development?

I wonder if this is doable: using tarot cards to develop a character for another person. This seems like a weird notion because how can you rely on someone else (albeit with a deck of cards) to create your characters for you? If you successfully flash out your character because of a tarot reading, does it mean that your character is no longer your creation? … More Tarot Writing Experiments: Character Development?

Tarot Writing Experiments: Writer’s Block Readings

I’ve been exploring and experimenting on how much tarot is able to capture and reflect the writing process and offer possible solutions. And it’s not just writing–for people who are struggling with their creative flow or artistic work, tarot is also a great tool that can be utilized to invite inspiration and unlock any existing … More Tarot Writing Experiments: Writer’s Block Readings

Opening Paragraphs: Case Study #4: The Maze Runner by James Dashner

He began his new life standing up, surrounded by cold darkness and stale, dusty air. Metal ground against metal; a lurching shudder shook the floor beneath him. He fell down at the sudden movement and shuffled backward on his hands and feet, drops of sweat beading on his forehead despite the cool air. His back … More Opening Paragraphs: Case Study #4: The Maze Runner by James Dashner

Tarot Writing Series: Brainstorming Characters [Part Two]

In Brainstorming Characters [Part One]–we talked about using the 5 W’s method to generate ideas from a tarot card. In this post, you will find out more about the way in which you can use tarot cards to construct a character’s physical appearance. We will also take a closer look at The Star card and its symbolic implications. … More Tarot Writing Series: Brainstorming Characters [Part Two]

Tarot Writing Series: Brainstorming Characters [Part One]

Welcome back to Fable Den’s Tarot Writing Series! 🙂 Tarot is commonly used as a tool for divination and fortune-telling, but it is also a great tool for storytelling and storycrafting because of the rich symbolism and imagery that are present in each and every tarot card. In this mini series, you will find a couple … More Tarot Writing Series: Brainstorming Characters [Part One]

The Tarot Writing Series: Introduction [Part Two]

Before we begin… In this post, you will find a couple of useful exercises to help you jump-start your tarot writing journey. Each exercise contains two parts: the first part serves as the primary exercise, while the second aims to aid you in engaging deeper. The exercises are designed to guide your mental and interpretative process and are meant to … More The Tarot Writing Series: Introduction [Part Two]

The Tarot Writing Series: Introduction [Part One]

Before we begin… This is the first part of the Tarot Writing Series: Introduction. In this post, you will find out more about the ways in which tarot can be used for storytelling and crafting. If you’re interested in gaining more understanding on the tarot and tarot system, please visit “What is Tarot? A Quick Introduction” for … More The Tarot Writing Series: Introduction [Part One]