Who wants to become a writer? And why? Because it’s the answer to everything. It’s the streaming reason for living. To note, to pin down, to build up, to create, to be astonished at nothing, to cherish the oddities, to let nothing go down the drain, to make something, to make a great flower out of life, even if it’s a cactus. –Henry David Thoreau
I’ve been on a book bender this past year. I use books to help me understand what I’m going through, I read “how to” books for anything and everything, and I read more books about writing than any other subject.
I came across this book, Mapping the Hero’s Journey with Tarot by Arwen Lynch, because I was looking at all things tarot. I am astounded at how many different types of books are out there about tarot and how many of those had something to do with writing. Well look it there, two of my favorite subjects rolled into one.
I know I shared a book about tarot for writers before but this one is different, it explains the hero’s journey in an understandable way and shows you how to use the cards to create your story. She poses questions for you to ask the cards around your characters that I never would have thought to do and has different spreads to find out more about your characters. She even has, The Hero’s Journey Layout, which is phenomenal.
I am finding this book, Mapping the Hero’s Journey with Tarot, to be quite fascinating and if you enjoy exploring tarot I think you will too.
What writing books have surprised you, that you didn’t think you would ever read let alone find useful? Tell us about your writing books in the comments below.
May your words fly like the wind.
Read, Dance, Write, Repeat.
Move your body, move your words.