I’ve seen around in a few different spots how tarot cards can help with plotting a hero’s journey plot line. I thought it might be a fun way to try to plot a novel and so I picked up a deck. While I’ll admit to having no idea how to go about plotting with tarot or even really the difference between oracle and tarot cards I picked up a deck of oracle cards.
I did discover later on after I’d purchased the book Tarot for Writers I found out I did need real tarot decks so I placed an order for those and they should be here in a couple of days. However, for the time being, I figured I could start with the oracle cards I had purchased.
The first thing I had to learn was how to even read the things much less use them with writing. It has grown easier of the last couple of days to put meaning to them and things are progressing much faster. Throughout this book, it teaches you tons of different methods on how to use them to help you develop your characters more fully along with your story and I’ve had so much fun creating what little bit I’ve managed.
While the novel goes into a lot more depth on character development than I’m used to using I look forward to seeing where this will take me.
As for where Malevolent Mind is on its own journey from creation to publication we are sitting almost to the end. I know I’ve been saying that for quite some time, but the formatted version of the novel is up and ready for the ebook release on the 16th. Some of the reviewers have received copies to begin while I gather up a few more. The paperback interior is complete and the full wrap cover for it should be done in the next day or two and I’ll be working on getting that up and ordering the proof copy to go over as well so it can go up for sale hopefully right around the 16th.
Now off to get some work done for me. Remember to L.O.L. (Live it, Own it, Love it) or it isn’t worth doing.