Thursdays: Reader/Writer Fun. Tarot cards for writer’s block!

 Tarot cards for writer’s block

As a writer, you may experience “writer’s block” on occasion.

If you that never happens to you, I don’t want to hear about it. 😉

Almost every writer who stumbles or gets stuck has his or her own way of finding inspiration for fiction. However, those methods don’t always work. If you’re looking for one that might be for you, try using tarot cards. Hey, it can’t hurt!IMG_4360

Tarot cards could be the solution to cure your lack of writing inspiration. A little reading of the cards on your own or with writer friends might help you finally finish that story or book you’ve been taking forever to complete.

Writers have used tarot cards for years to help solve plot and character problems. If you don’t have a set of cards yet, purchase one as soon as possible so they’re handy the next time you hit a block.

IMG_4361  Using tarot cards as a writer is pretty straightforward and self-explanatory. The cards can give you direction on how you might proceed in a story or a scene, or how your character could develop.

For example, each card represents different aspects and qualities that can be woven into the personality of your character and incorporated into the plot. To determine the cards that will help you with your writing, hold the stack in your hand with the face down and then randomly select however many you feel you need for sufficient inspiration.

Observe the images on the card and think about what each represents. You can use the meanings of the cards to help you tie up lose ends in your plot or solve your character problems.

Recently, Bacchus and Dionysus were on the two cards I drew when I was stuck in an erotic romance novella.

IMG_4362Appropriate much?

Using the cards is a fun and easy way to cure writer’s block.

What are some interesting things you do when you need inspiration?




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About cheymccray

Cheyenne McCray is an award winning, New York Times and USA Today Best Selling author who is a rare native Arizonan but refuses to be put behind glass as an endangered species. In her spare time she loves to torture characters--whether they're misbehaving or not—and kill off deserving individuals. She also totally gets off on blowing things up. All fictionally, of course. She'd rather chew glass than write sweet and sugary. Give her a hideous demon or particularly nasty villain to slay any day. Cheyenne enjoys creating stories of love, suspense, and redemption—in some cases. She enjoys building worlds her readers can get lost in. Hopefully they'll find their way out, but stranger things have been known to happen. If you would like to find out what odd and unusual things Cheyenne is up to these days, cruise her website any time, take a look at the bizarrely normal yet strange FAQs, and even drop her a line or two. Just not too hard—those things hurt. You might even learn a few things about that kinky author, Jaymie Holland. (Just don't tell Cheyenne's mom.

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