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Kings, Queens and Card Sharps: 78 Real Characters
- Have you been told that your characters are flat?
- Do people not want to meet your characters for lunch?
- Are your characters 2-dimensional talking heads?
- Do you sometimes want to murder them all?
Predestination or happenstance? Don’t leave anything to chance. Use the Tarot to develop compelling and realistic characters. Let published author and professional Tarot consultant, Arwen Lynch introduce you to your own characters in a unique way.
This three week online workshop will show you how to create characters who leap off the page. By exploring their back story, you can find amazing insight into quirks and what makes them tick. How did their early relationships with their families shape who they are today? You will discover ways to use the Tarot to interview your hero and heroine and even your villain. Let them talk to you through the versatile, inspirational Tarot.
There is no need for prior knowledge of Tarot. We will be using these 78 cards as Muse-whackers rather than divinatory insights.
What can you expect from this class?
~We will start on Sunday September 19, 2010 and end on Sunday October 20, 2010.
~You will learn at least four character-specific spreads to use
~You will know more about your characters than you thought possible
~An active teacher who answers questions and encourages you. I don’t download lectures, then leave you hanging
~A very tight schedule
~A guarantee to open your imagination
What do you need for this class?
~A deck of Rider-Waite-Smith Tarot cards or a suitable clone (ask me if you are not sure if your deck will work)
If you don’t have a deck, check out Radiant Rider-Waite Tarot or The Fairy Tale Tarot or Vanessa Tarot
~Daily Internet access
~At least an hour a day for lectures, homework and discussion
~A working printer or access to one if you want to print off the handouts
~An open, curious mind
~A willingness to work with others
~A willingness to ask questions
You may want to get the following books.
Instructor Bio: Arwen has been reading the Tarot since 1979 and began reading professionally in 1982. She has taught workshops on Tarot for the professional fiction writer as well as “How To Create Your Own Spread” and “Learning To Read Intuitively”.
A self-confessed tarotaholic, Arwen owns a collection of nearly 85 decks to date. She is intrigued by the various ways artists express the archetypes of the Tarot. She subscribes to the Jungian model of philosophy in her reading. One of her passions is designing Tarot spreads. Currently she is engaged in writing a series on fairy tales and spreads that examine the underlying ideals found in fairy tales.
Having run her web-based Tarot business since 2005, Arwen also reads online as well as in person and over the phone. In addition, Arwen reads and mentors on the Free Tarot Network. She serves as the current president of the American Tarot Association. She had a column in the now-defunct Tarot World magazine. Her professional site can be found here: http://www.tarotbyarwen.com
With eight stories sold, she is published in fiction as Marilu Mann–the writing team of Cai Smith and Stephanie Lynch.
Is there a cost for this?
~Yes, $45 (early bird special is $30 by August 30th)
~PayPal is my preferred method of payment.
~I do take checks but they must arrive and be cleared before you can join the workshop.
If you have any other questions, please don’t hesitate to ask.
Class size is limited to 10 to ensure quality of response and interaction.
Last day to sign up is Friday September 17, 2010