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How Tarot can improve your writing

You may not be aware that I write scripts as well as pull cards, ) but I have to share how I recently – in desperation – turned to my Tarot cards for help whilst struggling to rewrite my latest screenplay… Because it opened my eyes to a whole new world of writing with Tarot! ????

Not that writing with Tarot is new of course, but even though , this was a first for me. Neither was I working on a first draft. It was about the fourth or fifth draft I was wrestling with…

I was having trouble getting a scene in the set-up to sparkle. Specifically, the introduction of a chap who would later become the love interest of my heroine… that I had written a hundred damn different ways with nothing working, then BAM: “Ask the Tarot!” yelled the voice in my head – so I did – and what did I discover while writing with Tarot? Well…

How Tarot can improve your writing

1. I shuffled my cards and asked: What do I need to do ‘overall’ to fix this scene? And pulled one card: THE QUEEN OF SWORDS.

And the message was clear: CUT, CUT, CUT! Be ruthless and ‘KILL YOUR DARLINGS!’ Got it. ????

NOTE: This may not be how YOU see the Queen of Swords and that’s fine, as all cards mean different things to all of us on different occasions, but this is the message I KNEW I was being given. {As I , once you learn to trust your intuition, the cards will speak to you in ways that make sense to YOU}.

2. I then shuffled the cards again and asked: How is this chap feeling in this particular scene? Then pulled one card: THE FOUR OF CUPS. …And suddenly understood that my hero needed to be more despondent from the offset! Which made perfect sense as he’s about to go on a journey of transformation, so needs to start in the bleakest place possible to make the journey apparent. Obvious, huh… But until then I hadn’t even twigged that his cheeriness was why the scene wasn’t working!

3. I had another scene with establishing shots of traffic in central London on a stormy night, which I had rewritten over and over, but it still felt kinda flat… Until I shuffled the cards and asked: What do I need to do to bring this scene to life? And pulled: THE HERMIT.

How Tarot can improve your writing

BAM. Immediately I understood that in order to make the scene interesting, I needed to ‘shine a light’ on the detail in the traffic, instead of droning on about all of it en masse. So the first line of that scene became: “A red bus WHOOSHES through titanic puddles”…And I was hooked on writing with Tarot! ????

4. How did I know when a scene was finally right? The cards told me! Usually with the SIX OF WANDS or the TEN OF CUPS! Hurrah!

5. But what if the cards are NEVER happy?

Well, one scene I really struggled with, but just kept going, asking the cards questions about characters, action, description… making changes then asking more questions until… BOOM …I finally pulled THE WORLD and knew that I was done. Happy Days. ????

PHEW. That may seem a long-winded way to go about editing scripts, so I’m not suggesting you do this with every scene/chapter/verse of whatever it is you’re working on . But if you’re stuck somewhere, it really is remarkable how:

How Tarot can improve your writing

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Other Tarot readers/writers use their cards from the get-go, to plot out stories and characters before they start – and this seems an interesting process to explore, so here’s a couple I’ve found online...

A Tarot spread for writer’s block from :

A ‘Tarot game/spread for writers’ by Riply Nox I found on Pinterest and can’t wait to try out, that appears to be based on the Hero’s Journey:

And after a quick search, it turns out there are quite a few books about writing with Tarot! Here’s what I discovered…

How Tarot can improve your writing

{Clicking the images should take you to your local Amazon. They are affiliate links, which means I get a few pennies – at no cost to you – should you choose to purchase}.

According to the blurb about ‘Tarot for Writers’ by Corrine Kenner, Stephen King is even writing with Tarot, so I’m in good company! ????

*UPDATE: I’ve now purchased the book ‘Mapping the Hero’s Journey with Tarot.’

Have you tried writing with Tarot?

Want help using your Tarot cards?

How Tarot can improve your writing

is the magical guide you’ve been waiting for.

A lively, modern, user-friendly handbook that makes reading the Tarot cards effortless.

And you can sign up for my love letters and get FREE Tarot spreads for love here… ????

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Hi, I’m Ali. A Tarot and Astrology wizard on a mission to transform your love-life. I believe in love, freedom, mojitos and bright colours and want to put the romance back into your life! Like my work? ????

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- FREE simple but powerful Tarot spreads that bring success for love:

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How Tarot can improve your writing

You may not be aware that I write scripts as well as pull cards, ) but I have to share how I recently – in desperation – turned to my Tarot cards for help whilst struggling to rewrite my latest screenplay… Because it opened my eyes to a whole new world of writing with Tarot! ????

Not that writing with Tarot is new of course, but even though , this was a first for me. Neither was I working on a first draft. It was about the fourth or fifth draft I was wrestling with…

I was having trouble getting a scene in the set-up to sparkle. Specifically, the introduction of a chap who would later become the love interest of my heroine… that I had written a hundred damn different ways with nothing working, then BAM: “Ask the Tarot!” yelled the voice in my head – so I did – and what did I discover while writing with Tarot? Well…

1. I shuffled my cards and asked: What do I need to do ‘overall’ to fix this scene? And pulled one card: THE QUEEN OF SWORDS.

How Tarot can improve your writing

And the message was clear: CUT, CUT, CUT! Be ruthless and ‘KILL YOUR DARLINGS!’ Got it. ????

NOTE: This may not be how YOU see the Queen of Swords and that’s fine, as all cards mean different things to all of us on different occasions, but this is the message I KNEW I was being given. {As I , once you learn to trust your intuition, the cards will speak to you in ways that make sense to YOU}.

2. I then shuffled the cards again and asked: How is this chap feeling in this particular scene? Then pulled one card: THE FOUR OF CUPS. …And suddenly understood that my hero needed to be more despondent from the offset! Which made perfect sense as he’s about to go on a journey of transformation, so needs to start in the bleakest place possible to make the journey apparent. Obvious, huh… But until then I hadn’t even twigged that his cheeriness was why the scene wasn’t working!

3. I had another scene with establishing shots of traffic in central London on a stormy night, which I had rewritten over and over, but it still felt kinda flat… Until I shuffled the cards and asked: What do I need to do to bring this scene to life? And pulled: THE HERMIT.

BAM. Immediately I understood that in order to make the scene interesting, I needed to ‘shine a light’ on the detail in the traffic, instead of droning on about all of it en masse. So the first line of that scene became: “A red bus WHOOSHES through titanic puddles”…And I was hooked on writing with Tarot! ????

How Tarot can improve your writing

4. How did I know when a scene was finally right? The cards told me! Usually with the SIX OF WANDS or the TEN OF CUPS! Hurrah!

5. But what if the cards are NEVER happy?

Well, one scene I really struggled with, but just kept going, asking the cards questions about characters, action, description… making changes then asking more questions until… BOOM …I finally pulled THE WORLD and knew that I was done. Happy Days. ????

PHEW. That may seem a long-winded way to go about editing scripts, so I’m not suggesting you do this with every scene/chapter/verse of whatever it is you’re working on . But if you’re stuck somewhere, it really is remarkable how:

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How Tarot can improve your writing

Other Tarot readers/writers use their cards from the get-go, to plot out stories and characters before they start – and this seems an interesting process to explore, so here’s a couple I’ve found online...

A Tarot spread for writer’s block from :

A ‘Tarot game/spread for writers’ by Riply Nox I found on Pinterest and can’t wait to try out, that appears to be based on the Hero’s Journey:

And after a quick search, it turns out there are quite a few books about writing with Tarot! Here’s what I discovered…

{Clicking the images should take you to your local Amazon. They are affiliate links, which means I get a few pennies – at no cost to you – should you choose to purchase}.

How Tarot can improve your writing

According to the blurb about ‘Tarot for Writers’ by Corrine Kenner, Stephen King is even writing with Tarot, so I’m in good company! ????

*UPDATE: I’ve now purchased the book ‘Mapping the Hero’s Journey with Tarot.’

Have you tried writing with Tarot?

Want help using your Tarot cards?

is the magical guide you’ve been waiting for.

How Tarot can improve your writing

A lively, modern, user-friendly handbook that makes reading the Tarot cards effortless.

And you can sign up for my love letters and get FREE Tarot spreads for love here… ????

The following two tabs change content below.

Hi, I’m Ali. A Tarot and Astrology wizard on a mission to transform your love-life. I believe in love, freedom, mojitos and bright colours and want to put the romance back into your life! Like my work? ????

- FREE simple but powerful Tarot spreads that bring success for love:

How Tarot can improve your writing

Copyright © 2019 Tarot Romance | | Cookies |

DO YOU WANT A HAPPIER LOVE LIFE?

- FREE simple but powerful Tarot spreads that bring success for love:

How Tarot can improve your writing

How Tarot can improve your writing

You may not be aware that I write scripts as well as pull cards, ) but I have to share how I recently – in desperation – turned to my Tarot cards for help whilst struggling to rewrite my latest screenplay… Because it opened my eyes to a whole new world of writing with Tarot! ????

Not that writing with Tarot is new of course, but even though , this was a first for me. Neither was I working on a first draft. It was about the fourth or fifth draft I was wrestling with…

I was having trouble getting a scene in the set-up to sparkle. Specifically, the introduction of a chap who would later become the love interest of my heroine… that I had written a hundred damn different ways with nothing working, then BAM: “Ask the Tarot!” yelled the voice in my head – so I did – and what did I discover while writing with Tarot? Well…

1. I shuffled my cards and asked: What do I need to do ‘overall’ to fix this scene? And pulled one card: THE QUEEN OF SWORDS.

And the message was clear: CUT, CUT, CUT! Be ruthless and ‘KILL YOUR DARLINGS!’ Got it. ????

How Tarot can improve your writing

NOTE: This may not be how YOU see the Queen of Swords and that’s fine, as all cards mean different things to all of us on different occasions, but this is the message I KNEW I was being given. {As I , once you learn to trust your intuition, the cards will speak to you in ways that make sense to YOU}.

2. I then shuffled the cards again and asked: How is this chap feeling in this particular scene? Then pulled one card: THE FOUR OF CUPS. …And suddenly understood that my hero needed to be more despondent from the offset! Which made perfect sense as he’s about to go on a journey of transformation, so needs to start in the bleakest place possible to make the journey apparent. Obvious, huh… But until then I hadn’t even twigged that his cheeriness was why the scene wasn’t working!

3. I had another scene with establishing shots of traffic in central London on a stormy night, which I had rewritten over and over, but it still felt kinda flat… Until I shuffled the cards and asked: What do I need to do to bring this scene to life? And pulled: THE HERMIT.

BAM. Immediately I understood that in order to make the scene interesting, I needed to ‘shine a light’ on the detail in the traffic, instead of droning on about all of it en masse. So the first line of that scene became: “A red bus WHOOSHES through titanic puddles”…And I was hooked on writing with Tarot! ????

4. How did I know when a scene was finally right? The cards told me! Usually with the SIX OF WANDS or the TEN OF CUPS! Hurrah!

How Tarot can improve your writing

5. But what if the cards are NEVER happy?

Well, one scene I really struggled with, but just kept going, asking the cards questions about characters, action, description… making changes then asking more questions until… BOOM …I finally pulled THE WORLD and knew that I was done. Happy Days. ????

PHEW. That may seem a long-winded way to go about editing scripts, so I’m not suggesting you do this with every scene/chapter/verse of whatever it is you’re working on . But if you’re stuck somewhere, it really is remarkable how:

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Other Tarot readers/writers use their cards from the get-go, to plot out stories and characters before they start – and this seems an interesting process to explore, so here’s a couple I’ve found online...

How Tarot can improve your writing

A Tarot spread for writer’s block from :

A ‘Tarot game/spread for writers’ by Riply Nox I found on Pinterest and can’t wait to try out, that appears to be based on the Hero’s Journey:

And after a quick search, it turns out there are quite a few books about writing with Tarot! Here’s what I discovered…

{Clicking the images should take you to your local Amazon. They are affiliate links, which means I get a few pennies – at no cost to you – should you choose to purchase}.

According to the blurb about ‘Tarot for Writers’ by Corrine Kenner, Stephen King is even writing with Tarot, so I’m in good company! ????

How Tarot can improve your writing

*UPDATE: I’ve now purchased the book ‘Mapping the Hero’s Journey with Tarot.’

Have you tried writing with Tarot?

Want help using your Tarot cards?

is the magical guide you’ve been waiting for.

A lively, modern, user-friendly handbook that makes reading the Tarot cards effortless.

How Tarot can improve your writing

And you can sign up for my love letters and get FREE Tarot spreads for love here… ????

The following two tabs change content below.

Hi, I’m Ali. A Tarot and Astrology wizard on a mission to transform your love-life. I believe in love, freedom, mojitos and bright colours and want to put the romance back into your life! Like my work? ????

- FREE simple but powerful Tarot spreads that bring success for love:

Copyright © 2019 Tarot Romance | | Cookies |

How Tarot can improve your writing

DO YOU WANT A HAPPIER LOVE LIFE?

- FREE simple but powerful Tarot spreads that bring success for love:

How Tarot can improve your writing

You may not be aware that I write scripts as well as pull cards, ) but I have to share how I recently – in desperation – turned to my Tarot cards for help whilst struggling to rewrite my latest screenplay… Because it opened my eyes to a whole new world of writing with Tarot! ????

How Tarot can improve your writing

Not that writing with Tarot is new of course, but even though , this was a first for me. Neither was I working on a first draft. It was about the fourth or fifth draft I was wrestling with…

I was having trouble getting a scene in the set-up to sparkle. Specifically, the introduction of a chap who would later become the love interest of my heroine… that I had written a hundred damn different ways with nothing working, then BAM: “Ask the Tarot!” yelled the voice in my head – so I did – and what did I discover while writing with Tarot? Well…

1. I shuffled my cards and asked: What do I need to do ‘overall’ to fix this scene? And pulled one card: THE QUEEN OF SWORDS.

And the message was clear: CUT, CUT, CUT! Be ruthless and ‘KILL YOUR DARLINGS!’ Got it. ????

NOTE: This may not be how YOU see the Queen of Swords and that’s fine, as all cards mean different things to all of us on different occasions, but this is the message I KNEW I was being given. {As I , once you learn to trust your intuition, the cards will speak to you in ways that make sense to YOU}.

How Tarot can improve your writing

2. I then shuffled the cards again and asked: How is this chap feeling in this particular scene? Then pulled one card: THE FOUR OF CUPS. …And suddenly understood that my hero needed to be more despondent from the offset! Which made perfect sense as he’s about to go on a journey of transformation, so needs to start in the bleakest place possible to make the journey apparent. Obvious, huh… But until then I hadn’t even twigged that his cheeriness was why the scene wasn’t working!

3. I had another scene with establishing shots of traffic in central London on a stormy night, which I had rewritten over and over, but it still felt kinda flat… Until I shuffled the cards and asked: What do I need to do to bring this scene to life? And pulled: THE HERMIT.

BAM. Immediately I understood that in order to make the scene interesting, I needed to ‘shine a light’ on the detail in the traffic, instead of droning on about all of it en masse. So the first line of that scene became: “A red bus WHOOSHES through titanic puddles”…And I was hooked on writing with Tarot! ????

4. How did I know when a scene was finally right? The cards told me! Usually with the SIX OF WANDS or the TEN OF CUPS! Hurrah!

5. But what if the cards are NEVER happy?

How Tarot can improve your writing

Well, one scene I really struggled with, but just kept going, asking the cards questions about characters, action, description… making changes then asking more questions until… BOOM …I finally pulled THE WORLD and knew that I was done. Happy Days. ????

PHEW. That may seem a long-winded way to go about editing scripts, so I’m not suggesting you do this with every scene/chapter/verse of whatever it is you’re working on . But if you’re stuck somewhere, it really is remarkable how:

Writing with Tarot can help!//affiliates.oranum.com/hit.php?s=1&p=0&w=103393&t=0&c=0&cs=0

Other Tarot readers/writers use their cards from the get-go, to plot out stories and characters before they start – and this seems an interesting process to explore, so here’s a couple I’ve found online...

A Tarot spread for writer’s block from :

How Tarot can improve your writing

A ‘Tarot game/spread for writers’ by Riply Nox I found on Pinterest and can’t wait to try out, that appears to be based on the Hero’s Journey:

And after a quick search, it turns out there are quite a few books about writing with Tarot! Here’s what I discovered…

{Clicking the images should take you to your local Amazon. They are affiliate links, which means I get a few pennies – at no cost to you – should you choose to purchase}.

According to the blurb about ‘Tarot for Writers’ by Corrine Kenner, Stephen King is even writing with Tarot, so I’m in good company! ????

*UPDATE: I’ve now purchased the book ‘Mapping the Hero’s Journey with Tarot.’

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