Very early this year I published a large post on using tarot for writing inspiration. Since then, the post has made some headway around the tarot community in general. Here are some additional resources as an update to the original post, found here.
If the previous post on using tarot for character development appeared right-of-center for you, this one appears it for me. Previously dismissive of the field of Physiognomy, I was happy to find that the possible archetypes and personality analysis associated to facial features are worth understanding.
There are a thousand and one blog posts out there at the moment concerning setting goals and resolutions for writing this year. This is not one of them.
The Mythic Guide to Characters: Writing Characters Who Enchant and Inspire, by Antonio del Grago
This is a book review of a writing craft book, designed to help writers use various personality model types in developing characters via a layered approach.
I’ve been thinking about this lately.
Up until Saturday I was doing fine, just fine. In fact, I was over and above my initial ROW80 goals and even thinking about a possibility of racing towards a sudden NaNoWriMo win. (See checkin below).
Then something happened. My main character, who had been niggling at me for some days now, combined with some additional research into her fictional profession, led me – yesterday, to decide I need to do something I’ve never done before – stop everything, and go back to rewrite the entire thing – all 18,000 words of it.