Blog Changes for April, and some Writing Fun

It’s a new month. Well, somewhere in the world it probably is. I have to write these where I find time.

This always starts with a new wallpaper, or background. It’s too easy to choose April flowers, or even Easter eggs & bunnies. I’m going with April Fools Day.

I also deleted my blogroll from the right hand column. This is the place where everyone posts a list of blogs they enjoy. I had some good ones, but they aren’t getting a lot of love. I check my stats, and I don’t see where anyone is clicking on them. I’m not wasting any more real estate on them.

Sometimes you just have to change things up.

I used a photograph of The Fool from an old Tarot deck I own. Readers and writers may appreciate him. There are a series of special cards in the Tarot. I think these are called the Major Arcana cards.

The fool is the first one of the cards in a sequence. Together they tell a story of the fool’s journey. When our novice starts out, he is bright eyed, bold, and well – foolish.

Those of you who study the writing monomyth, the hero’s journey, screenwriting beats, or even fairy tale structure may want to take a look. The tarot is another such journey that can help with your stories. The cards represent development from fool to a godlike being. There are many people he meets along his journey.

It isn’t the same as the other structures, but it can make for an interesting tale. You wouldn’t even have to buy a book. This stuff is all over the internet. Check it out.

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12 responses to “Blog Changes for April, and some Writing Fun

  1. I used to get readings done all the time. i haven’t in a while though. I love how you incorporate writing with tarot. Pretty cool.

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  2. I love the changes (not that you asked my opinion). 😉 But then again, I liked it before as well. I think the picturesque tarot deck could be an awesome exercise in a writing class… Use at least 10 of these pictures and write a story based around them. Very cool post… but yours always are! 😀

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    • I figure I’m good for about a year. After that… I may just have to come up with a non calendar related reason for changing the scenery. Glad you like it. My other deck is really cool too, but they don’t photograph very well.

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  3. Last year I picked up the Shadowscapes tarot by Stephine Pui-min Law and it has been very inspirational to me. Each card has a story that is very easy to fall into, an enough details that there’s always something new to pick up. I highly recommend giving it a look over.
    http://www.shadowscapes.com/Tarot/

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    • That’s a very pretty one. Mine are both Irish/Welsh/Celtic. The story is the same, but the images can influence the story you’re writing. Maybe I should deal them and read them to make more sales of Wild Concept.

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  4. I like the new page layout. I’m quite fond of Tarot.

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