Treacherous trait: A story-writing spread
Tarot cards as inspiration for creative writing? Of course!
Ways that you can use tarot cards in your writing include using tarot court cards to represent your characters; the suit cards as settings and actions; the major arcana indicating forces that cannot be controlled.
Or you can explore your characters and story elements with tarot spreads.
Here is one that delves into a character trait that could cause problems for your protagonist:
(For a short overview on how to read tarot cards, go to my post How to read tarot cards: A quick guide.)
- Character trait
- How your protagonist expresses this trait
- The problem this trait causes for your protagonist
- How it plays out
If you want more: Corrine Kenner wrote a book devoted to the topic (Tarot for writers, Llewellyn, 2009).
Let me know how this spread worked for you!
[A former version of this spread appeared on SynTAROTis.]
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