Word count:51,225 words
Word count goal: 56,000 words
Mapping the Hero’s Journey: Overview
Save The Cat: Finale
#vss very short story
The notes whispered in on a chill breeze. Hanna shivered. The hair on her neck stood up as if death himself had blown her a kiss.
Plotting with Tarot
Before this NaNoWriMo adventure started, when I decided to explore plotting with Tarot, I imagined spending time getting to know the cards and decorating the cards I made as I went. Surprise, surprise, I did not get around to putting much time into really exploring the cards.
Yesterday, when there were moments of waiting during my whole hot water tank leak clean-up and tank replacement, I started looking at Mary K. Greer’s 21 Ways to Read a Tarot Card.
For my story’s theme cards I chose:
Justice and the Seven of Cups. My goal for my Plotting with Tarot today is to decorated and study these cards in the 21 different ways outlined in Mary Greer’s book.
Ask Your Character
- When was the last time you visited your childhood home? Have you ever?
- Who was your favorite babysitter and why?
- What do you not miss about childhood?
Word Of The Day
quondam: adj. having been formerly; former; sometime or one-time
8 Action Verbs:
assigned computed determined filed
joined participated reviews used
Take a look at a map. Randomly select a town or city you have never been to. Write a poem about what you think it might be like visiting that place for the first time. – from litbridge.com
Morocco’s blue city
In the Rif mountains, so pretty
Near one of the deepest caves in Africa
Blue washed walls
The tourist calls
Representing the sky and heaven
Stunning contrasts of color and light
Orange cats on blue steps against stucco white
Visually drawing the heart to yearning
Awesome Sentence Challenge
Write dialogue between two people with very different agendas. Think about your themes. Use dialogue to make these themes clear. In my story, I would have one character talking about justice while the other is focused on not being able to achiever his/her desires.
Today’s Simple Task
Clarify your themes: Make sure your themes are clear. Express them in as many ways as possible.
What does your story say about human nature? Set your timer for 10 minutes. Try to sum up how your story expresses universal themes of the human condition.