Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Brainstorming Fun

After attending a fun session at Central Ohio Fiction Writer's meeting two weeks ago, I decided to purchase a deck of Tarot cards to use for brainstorming plot points. I chose a deck by Paulina Cassidy titled Paulina Tarot. The cards are feminine in appearance and full of visionary details. I'm not a believer in fortune telling, so that's not why I purchased them.

This morning I decided to pull three cards which would show what each of three characters would be doing next. I don't read the book that tells what the cards are really supposed to mean. Nope. I just look at the pictures and come up with ideas that might work. So...

The first card was for my hero and it was the Eight of Wands. This picture shows a lady holding eight spears as she seems to be floating toward something with a smile on her face. Two butterflies are following her. I determined that my hero would have to go after my heroine who is getting herself into trouble.

The second card is strength. This card was for my heroine. She is placing her hands inside the mouth of a lion with wings and they are joined by a necklace of flowers. So, I know my heroine is going to have to be strong as she tempts the villain with friendship to learn more about him.

It was fun, and I'm sure it'll be even more fun and create lots of ideas as I start to let my mind go into full creative mode.

Thanks for stopping by.


Jennifer Shirk said...

That sounds pretty cool. :)

Carol Ann said...

It is a lot of fun. You can just let your imagination go and come up with lots of different ideas or twists to add to your plotline.