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2 days until Cartography for Beginners

Last year I bought a book called Tarot For Writers, that's about using the symbolism and meaning in Tarot cards to help with your writing. I've found it to be a great resource in helping me to organize my plots and get ideas for characters, and it was one of the things that helped me get Cartography for Beginners out of the limbo it had been in since 2008.

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writing excercises: five characters

I treated myself recently to Tarot for Writers by Corinne Kenner, a book recommended by one of my writer friends. I've been fascinated by Tarot cards since I was about nine and made friends with an older girl in my neighborhood who had a deck that she'd let me look at sometimes. I learned to read them a few years ago through a friend from work, and I've got a few decks that I keep around to help me clear my head.

One of the first excercises to draw five cards to give yourself an protagonist, an antagonist, a protagonist's foil, an antagonist's foil, and a supporting character. I drew:

  • the three of swords
  • the sun
  • the nine of pentacles
  • the seven of wands
  • the fool

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