Sunday, April 14, 2013

Writing by Tarot

I've had a slow start to Camp NaNoWriMo this April but the last few days have been crazy fun... and creative, and rewarding. I've let myself go a little (and there is a card to that affect). I've been using Tarot or 'Healing with the Fairies Oracle Cards' as writing prompts along with the short  story ideas section of John Marsden's 'Everything I Know About Writing' book.

It's been brilliant. I pick a card and work my way through the list of ideas one by one. Then I write a story of any length, genre, or style somehow connected to the two prompts.

At the moment I'm on my fifth short story based on the Teddy Bears' Picnic and the Magic of Nature. Two of the earlier stories I feel are worth working on and that's great because...

I'm determined that this year will be the year I am published. Or better yet the year I actually attempt to get published. I'll actually polish of my stories and send them to magazines and enter them into competitions . Even just that will be a triumph, especially if I persist from the rejection that's sure to come.

Wish me luck, and good luck to you and all your big plans for the year, writerly or otherwise.

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