Tarot for Writers

A Machine for Writing Stories

Most people think of tarot cards as a fortune-telling device—but they’re also an excellent tool for writing and creative thinking. Writers from John Steinbeck to Stephen King have used tarot cards for inspiration, and novelist Italo Calvino went so far as to call the tarot “a machine for writing stories.”

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The Tarot for Writers Book

Now you can learn how to use tarot cards to brainstorm your next story. With my book, Tarot for Writers, you’ll discover how an ordinary deck of tarot cards can help you break through writer’s block, generate story ideas, and develop multi-faceted characters and plots. You’ll also learn how tarot cards can help you hone your dialogues and descriptions, whether you’re generating new material or breathing new life into a project you’ve already begun.

Tarot for Writers will guide you through every stage of a writing project, from conception to execution, and later through the rewriting and editing process. You’ll even learn how tarot cards can help you market, publicize, and promote your work.

Tarot Cards and Creativity

There is no better brainstorming device than a deck of tarot cards—and I can show you how to turn those cards to your advantage. With Tarot for Writers, you’ll learn how to:

  • tap into the archetypal imagery and symbols of the tarot for writing inspiration
  • create characters and stories based on randomly drawn tarot cards
  • use additional cards to develop scenes, settings, dialogues, and descriptions