Posts Tagged ‘writer’s block’

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.


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I do have a cold and cough and sore throat but that’s not what I am referring to.  That’s not the voice I am talking about.

I used to use my blog to comment on everyday things and make observations but I haven’t done that in a long, long time.  I keep trying to get back to blogging and writing but it seems that the more I try, the more my “voice” eludes me.  I end up scrapping the bit of writing and giving up. 

I’m really tired of that.  I’m not a “giver upper” by nature so I need to stop that.  I’m not sure how, although another thing that I know I’ve also stopped is visiting other blogs and that is/was often the source of some of my writing and my thoughts and my voice. 

I’m not sure if anyone even comes here anymore.  I also know that if you don’t post regularly, there is nothing to keep people coming back.  I think this means that I need to start visiting some blogs and getting out into the world, although the latter part is more difficult when in the winter time when it is only 33 degrees and the roads are too icy to drive on or even walk on. 

In search of my lost voice, I will be visiting blogs.  If you have suggestions for me, please leave them and I might just visit those blogs.  Let’s see if I can’t get back to using that voice that I miss hearing!

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