Friday, January 29, 2010

Feeling Stupid

I just discovered that Blogger had put some legitimate anonymous comments in with the spam in my dashboard, so my apologies to all whose comments didn't appear until now. Now I'll know to check it regularly.


Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Hanson-Roberts Deck / 9 of Pentacles

I'm still drawing a tarot card per day, well, most days at Lyndi's Love Notes. Today's card is from the Hanson-Roberts mini deck. As I noted in my other post, this is a very handy tool for traveling as it's small enough to fit in purse or briefcase. Click on the above link to read the entire blog post.


Thursday, January 21, 2010

Tarot Card of the Day

I decided to try drawing a tarot card each day, partly to familiarize myself with my tarot decks and partly to spark my creativity. I'll be posting them at Lyndi's Love Notes which gives the added benefit of keeping my website updated on a regular basis.

I won't promise to do this every day, but I'm going to do my best. The first card was the lovely Art Nouveau Two of Wands.

Linda / Lyndi

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Book Review Club: Tarot For Writers

I've been a bit blocked lately, so when I did my annual holiday order from Amazon, I added a copy of Kenner's Tarot For Writers for myself along with the Quantum Tarot Deck.

Kenner's book is divided into three sections: Tarot 101, The Writer's Tarot, and A Writer's Guide to Tarot Cards.

Section One covers the basics, including classic card layouts.

The second section provides suggestions for using the cards to help in characterization, storylines, setting and description, and breaking writer's block.

In the third section, Kenner gives a detailed description of each card including keywords, myth and legend, literary archetypes and writing prompts.

You don't have to know a lot about tarot cards, or even believe in them, to make use of this book to get your creative juices flowing. You do, however, have to have access to a tarot deck.

I've really enjoyed browsing through the book and plan to use some of the suggested techniques in plotting my next story. I'd recommend the book to any writer interested in trying an unconventional method to spark creativity.

Linda / Lyndi

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