Friday, April 01, 2016

A is for Action

Day 1 of the A-Z challenge! I'm getting a late start, but as time passes I'm sure it will get easier.

Due to the alphabetical nature of the challenge, the tarot cards I draw each day will not necessarily come in a logical order. Today, I'm pulling a card for ACTION. Every story needs action; i.e., something has to happen. Too much description, too much dialogue, too much setting, along with not enough action, will make your story dull and draggy.

During this month, I will try to pull each day's card and number into a plan for a book. We'll see if the cards cooperate!

Today I'm using the Fairy Tarot Cards. Here's a couple of sample images of the deck:


Images courtesy of Aeclectic Tarot

 The card I drew for "Action" is the Ace of Autumn. Good place to start; it shows a happy little fairy surrounded by stacks of books. She's clearly enjoying herself. But what could this mean for action?

This card indicates a windfall of some sort. Could be financial in nature, but could also stand for good advice, some type of physical assistance, or having the ear of influential people. 

The Ace of Autumn tells you to use your windfall wisely. Make a plan with long-term goals so you have something to strive for.

Interestingly enough, this card can also indicate a profitable investment in real estate. So that's the "action" I'm going to choose. The main character is taking clients around to look at houses available in their price range. Don't know yet if the main character is male or female, though I'm leaning toward female.

Off to a good start! Tomorrow is B...hmm. What will appear for B?


Christiane France - Author said...

Hey, that Ace of Autumn is a pretty smart character.

Kathryn said...

Hmm it is Autumn in my part of the world so quite apt! Like your idea for gathering ideas to write a book!
Kathryn from Discovering Daisies

Elizabeth Delisi said...

Thanks for visiting, Christiane! It's always fun when the card you draw is a happy one and not The Tower. ;-)

Kathryn, I appreciate you visiting and commenting. I hope the tarot decks continue to cooperate with me.