Tuesday, November 10, 2015

NaNoWriMo ~ 10,000+ Words!

No big deal or anything but BIG DEAL. I've written over 10,000 words, more than I have ever before. I could be writing right now, or I could be blogging to you guys. I kind of want to blog instead, but I really should get back.

With that being said, happy writing and good luck~ Everyone has a story in them, keep going!

Here's an amazing calendar that shows you whereabouts you should be in your story in order to finish on time ^_^

Monday, November 2, 2015

NaNoWriMo Day #2

823 words written out of the 3,000+ I'm supposed to have by now. Why, you ask, am I blogging instead of writing? Because, my dear reader, I am procrastinating. I considered doing another Tarot spread but I'm too tired to think that hard. So, I leave you with my weekly read and a mental kick in the rear (but not too hard, 'cause ow) to get me going.

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Sunday, November 1, 2015

NaNoWriMo Day #1--Tarot Spread Vice

It's the first day of NaNoWriMo, no big deal or anything but this will be the year that I win.

I think we all know at one point or another we're going to suffer from writer's block. Hopefully this "Tarot for Writers" series (interpreted and inspired by my Tarot practicem) will help you out. Today the spread is "My Greatest Vice" from the Complete Book of Tarot Spreads. The layout is as such:

Middle: 7 of Swords, representing your characters weakness

The character goes into the plot without a plan (much like this writer has no plot) and . Whether that manifests itself into a king leading a battle without a strategy or a MC who just doesn't care about what happens in their lives. 

Left: The Hanged Man, representing what drags them down

The characters attachment to this certain something is holding them back from spiritual, emotional, or mental illumination. It can ultimately lead to their downfall. 

Right: The Hermit, this gives the character a cause

Much like the Christian Jesus, who went into the desert in isolation (right?) to become more aware of himself, this character will find a sense of purpose in solitude. Perhaps that manifests itself in a break from a long-term relationship, or it could be a physical, as opposed to a mental, break from another character or environment.

If you want to friend me on NaNo my screen name is Angie_On_Books. Looking forward to meeting you! I'd be happy to do a spread for your story.

Monday, August 24, 2015

Angie Draws Tarot, Prompt #1: The relationship Between Two Characters

She did it! I finally drew Tarot readings for my fellow writer's. Today I chose to do a spread of the relationship between two characters. Card #1 represents C#1s challenges and their place in a relationship. Card #2 shows the same for C#2 (it's the third card to the right); and, finally, Card #3 (the middle) represents the characters relationships to one another. I chose to interpret the cards as a romantic relationship between two characters. I've cross posted it on my reading blog. Here's a possible reading:

Character 1

Character 1 faces a strange challenge, though they have the upper hand. In order to overcome that test they must stand strong and believe in themselves. It seems daunting, at first, because it is new to them but in the end they will prevail. The mountain represents the challenge, though it can quite literally mean that they're on the top of a flippin' mountain, with a long journey ahead. This could be the quest that C1 is on in order to meet C2.

Character 2

Character 2 wants nothing more than happiness; they're overwhelmingly optimistic. They want to spread their love for the world and people, which can be their downfall. They trust too easily, putting their heart at risk over and over again. However, when C1 meets C2, C1 is in good hands. This relationship may be same sexed. This is the character that falls for C1 first; the outcome is in the third card.

The Relationship as a Whole

Card 3: The relationship between C1 and C2. Where most relationships have failures, C1 and C2s relationship is fiery, spurred on by their common need for the final outcome of their mission. The two characters complement each other's personalities  and the reward for their mission is not only the success of completing it, but also falling in love with each other. Their love will prevail above the challenges they face. Could possibly signify pregnancy, though that may be a metaphor for the relationship they've created--one that continues to grow stronger. 

Leave a comment below with the story or characters you've come up with. Or don't. I won't hold it against you if it's not the way you want to go ;)

Happy Writing!

Friday, July 17, 2015

Tarot for Writing Inspiration

If you look at my other blog, you'll see that I posted my review of a deck of Tarot cards a few days ago. I've been collecting Tarot cards for about two years now and I only just started reading them. Usually, I just look at them; they're all so different and all so beautiful in their own way. Well, I should clarify that the Zombie Tarot decks isn't quite "beautiful" than super-flippin' scary while the Steampunk set is inspiring and distracting. Likewise, my Royo Dark set is shocking--I didn't expect pornography when I ordered them! But, you know, things happen for a reason and I was meant to get those cards ;-)

I'll be linking to my explanation of Tarot and what it means to me here. I started reading (or, at least getting excited about) Tarot when I realized that they are perfect for story writing. I have a deck of Storymatic, which is fun, sure, but Tarot tells a whole story, all you have to do it make it your own. You can draw for your characters love life, for their struggles, the circumstances they will face, what will help them achieve their goals, etc. The list goes on and on, there are so many ways to incorporate Tarot readings into fiction.

I'll try to read regularly and when I do I'll post my what I drew and my interpretations of the cards. I hope that'll be useful to you, too.

Happy writing!

Saturday, July 4, 2015

Oh, why hello there!

Hi there readers and writers!

I'm Angie, the writer of all things fantasy (poetry and fiction), SciFi (poetry and fiction), and smut (emphasis on the "smut"). Come on, who doesn't like smut? There will be plenty of that here. This blog is for me to get my writing out. Everything on this blog is mine and no part of it may be reproduced without my permission (so email me!).

My thoughts are that I'll use the cue cards and Tarot cards I got as prompts for my writing.

Let me know what you think.