It’s not my original idea. I read about it years ago when I was prepping for NaNoWriMo. It stayed with me all these years and now I want to share it with you!
When you are creating your characters, you can have a tarot reading for them, or at least for you main character. You come up with their name, some basic facts and if you want, a birthday. You give those facts to your tarot reader and you can ask them a question about the character’s storyline (like: Should Character A become romantically involved with Character B? Should Character A change careers?). You can give as little or as much information about your character and/or storyline. Then the reader does the reading and sends you back the results. You can use that to guide you as to where your character might go. It will also give you storyline ideas. You can do it with just one character or with other characters. You can also do follow up readings for any of the characters you want to use if you get stuck or need more story ideas.
I think it would work pretty well. What do you think? Would you be willing to do it with any of your characters or storylines? I’m thinking of offering this service in preparation for NaNoWriMo and offering a special reduced price for created characters. Do you think it is something people might want? Let me know. I need feedback.