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cards to trigger story ideas

Discussion in 'Writing Discussions' started by MommaKat, Nov 21, 2021.

  1. MommaKat

    MommaKat Acolyte

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    I don't remember where I just saw it, but someone posted about using a specific deck of cards to help with developing story ideas. I was wondering if anyone has done this using a tarot deck. I have a couple, and, while I haven't done it yet, I am considering doing a spread to see if I can prompt my characters to do something other than stagnate.
     
  2. Chasejxyz

    Chasejxyz Inkling

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    You can use whatever you want to trigger ideas. Some people like prompts, some people like music, some like images...if tarot works for you, cool.
     
  3. CupofJoe

    CupofJoe Myth Weaver

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    I have used a set of Story Teller cards that are a mix of Tarot and NPC cards. Definitely light and fluffy, they had plot and character ideas as well as each having a unique picture with lots of "hidden" clues. So they also looked very pretty. They were useful when throwing out ideas for a young [9-year-old] writer to bite their teeth into.
     
  4. Ned Marcus

    Ned Marcus Sage

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    I like tarot but have had mixed success using it as a prompt. I found it too restricting, but perhaps you can have better success—let us know if you do.

    My first novel begins with a tarot reading, but that's a different story :)
     
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