The Fool’s Journey (Part 1)

What is the Fool’s Journey? The ‘Fool’s Journey’ is the term coined by Eden Gray to describe the story of the Major Arcana of the Tarot. Unfortunately, Gray’s own account of the journey is merely a rushed appendix to A Complete Guide to the Tarot, and in the absence of an “authoritative” version (if it isn’t a fool’s journey

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Writing The Underworld

The Underworld and How to Use it in Your Story

The underworld is perhaps the most important motif in mythology and literature – tied up with ideas about life, the afterlife, belief, culture, storytelling, and the psyche, it’s the setting of humanity’s reckoning with the ephemeral nature of mortality.

As writers, we can use the motif of the underworld in two aspects:

The underworld as world of adventure
The underworld as world of the dead

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1 Hour Story Challenge - Writing Video

Write a Story in 1 Hour – Write Along #7

Today’s challenge is to start and finish the first draft of a story in 1 hour (or about 50 minutes).

This is a special, cosy winter write-along, so in addition to pen and paper, I recommend equipping yourself with a hot drink, and some thick socks. When you’re ready, hit PLAY.

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How to Write a Celebration, Party or Feast

How to Write a Party, Celebration Or Feast

It’s important to celebrate in life, and even more so in fictional life where gatherings can serve many purposes that further the plot, develop characters, and build up the story world. And unlike real life celebrations that we’ve planned, we’re happy when things go wrong in fiction!

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What to Write Today - Writing Ideas & Writing Inspiration

What to Write Today

Write about tidying up a mess. Write about things you learned as a child, then forgot. Write a shopping list for a character’s relative. Write, in detail, about the edge of an organic object.

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Writing The Underworld

The Underworld and How to Use it in Your Story

The underworld is perhaps the most important motif in mythology and literature – tied up with ideas about life, the afterlife, belief, culture, storytelling, and the psyche, it’s the setting of humanity’s reckoning with the ephemeral nature of mortality.

As writers, we can use the motif of the underworld in two aspects:

The underworld as world of adventure
The underworld as world of the dead

Read More »
1 Hour Story Challenge - Writing Video

Write a Story in 1 Hour – Write Along #7

Today’s challenge is to start and finish the first draft of a story in 1 hour (or about 50 minutes).

This is a special, cosy winter write-along, so in addition to pen and paper, I recommend equipping yourself with a hot drink, and some thick socks. When you’re ready, hit PLAY.

Read More »
How to Write a Celebration, Party or Feast

How to Write a Party, Celebration Or Feast

It’s important to celebrate in life, and even more so in fictional life where gatherings can serve many purposes that further the plot, develop characters, and build up the story world. And unlike real life celebrations that we’ve planned, we’re happy when things go wrong in fiction!

Read More »
What to Write Today - Writing Ideas & Writing Inspiration

What to Write Today

Write about tidying up a mess. Write about things you learned as a child, then forgot. Write a shopping list for a character’s relative. Write, in detail, about the edge of an organic object.

Read More »
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Writing Ebooks

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