Sounds like an oxymoron, but you can actually be productive when you procrastinate! As a long time procrastinator, I have some tips to do so.
Writing with Tarot – The High Priestess
Next in our tarot journey is a visit with The High Priestess. She is a person of higher power and has much knowledge to pass down to those who ask.
Writing with Tarot – The Magician
Our next step in our tarot journey is the Magician, a card full of magick and manifestation—wonderful for writers to use with their projects!
Dwarf Fortress as a Writing Tool
You shouldn’t wait for inspiration. Sometimes, you have to force it to come. And sometimes, you have to go out and search for it. I made one post about my top five generators in this post, but there is one major generator that didn’t make the list. Mostly because it’s not just a generator, but also a video game (two great things rolled into one!).
Every journey has a beginning and our tarot journey starts with the Fool. Usually, the Fool card is depicted as just that — someone starting their journey!
A while ago, I posted a blog sharing my top five writing generators, but I didn’t share my absolute favorite generator. The main reason is because they’re not exactly a generator, per se. They’re tarot cards. In case you don’t know, tarot cards are a pack of 78 cards that give advice, not just for the future, but for current problems as well. They’re not always one hundred percent accurate, but they can get pretty darn close. For me, they’re an absolute goldmine for writing. They’ve helped improve my stories and even a school paper time and time again.
I’m gonna be honest with you, though. Reading tarot isn’t easy. There are so many ways to interpret them and, with 78 of them, it’s hard to just know the meanings of each card off the top of your head. I often have to have a guide with me when I read them. However, don’t let that scare you away! It’s one of those things that are easy to learn but hard to master. And I highly recommend learning them at least for writing.
“But, Momo! I don’t have a tarot card deck and I don’t know the first place to look for a tarot guide!” Don’t worry, girl. I got you covered. I’m going to start a series specific to tarot, including how to read all 78 cards and different tips, tricks, and spreads I use to help with my writing. However, since I have to write the posts and I plan to draw every single tarot card, that’s going to take a minute.
If you want to get started right now, I’ll give you some tools that helped me!
When I think of childhood games, the Sims series is one of the first to come to mind. I’ve been a fan of the series since I was at least five years old (though I feel like I’ve been playing it for longer). I enjoyed keeping families alive as best I could and sharing the stories I had from the game with my own family. It almost seems ridiculous that I’ve only recently started thinking of using Sims as a writing tool.
It wasn’t until I was about seventeen or eighteen years old that I realized that I could recreate my story characters in Sims. At first, it was more about me having some fun rather than trying to use a game as a writing tool. However, as I recreated the characters and watched them live their lives in a game, I found that I was taking some aspects that happened in Sims and incorporating it into the official story.