Tarot for the Fiction Writer


How 78 Cards Can Take You from Idea to Publication
Author: Paula Scardamalia

Writing a novel is a wild, unpredictable – and oftentimes stormy – adventure. And sometimes you need a compass to guide you. Because story is inherent in Tarot’s structure, it is an effective map and storytelling tool – whether you’re writing a novel in progress or starting out on a brand-new endeavor. Now you can use Tarot myths, symbols, characters, settings, and innumerable combinations as a powerful, portable, and imaginative tool for story development, editing and revisions, publication, and promotion!

Each card has a story to tell you and can help you map out your book. Discover how to hook your readers. Figure out what happens next. Find a unique twist in a scene. Deepen your characters’ backgrounds. Create meaningful settings. Identify that “Black Moment.” Is your novel going in the right direction? Grab your Tarot compass! The path to publication is just around the corner!

Book Features:

  • A tool using Tarot to assist writers with their fiction manuscripts.
  • Use visual, symbolic, metaphorical, and literal aspects of Tarot for understanding the personal creative process.
  • Complete resource section, including books, software, websites, and organisations.
  • 34 colour images

About the Author

Paula Chaffee Scardamalia uses myth, fairy tale, Tarot, and dreams to write fiction and nonfiction, to guide book coaching clients, and to teach writers around the country. She is the award-winning author of the nonfiction book, Weaving a Woman’s Life: Spiritual Lessons from the Loom.

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