T is for Tarot

 Pamela Colman Smith: From Tarot Artist to Suffrage Activist - Lost Modernists

Henry Bell reads Tarot cards, and always does a reading for himself as well as reading the cards for others at Renaissance Festivals and other esoteric gatherings. Much to his chagrin, his frenemy love interest does too. Perhaps I'll have them BOTH seeking help from their cards about their mixed feelings about the other. That could be amusing! Foolish humans.

I've spent a good deal of time looking at Tarot cards after working my way through this book:

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But I would have Henry spring for a better, updated version of the original Rider-Waite deck. The printing of my first set leaves a lot to be desired. This Rider-Waite Radiant set is better:

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What about Fae Donovan, the heroine? I suspect she would go for something prettier, and perhaps even support a friend who designs Tarot cards. Here are a couple of choices:

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This one is a favorite of mine: 

It seems logical that a costumer would appreciate Art Nouveau clothing, yes?

T is also for other sorts of testing. I love to run my book characters through various kinds of analyses. Like this series of tests about Shadow Work:

My favorite will always be the Five Love Languages. It's fast, easy, fun, and really makes a writer think about their characters.

And I know all the astrological signs for my characters. Do you know your characters' birthdays? I do, and I make sure they act somewhat in line with astrological themes, even though I don't really believe strongly in astrology. No reason your hero can't be a little superstitious!

Next, I'll have a post about Tiny Houses - you get Two-fers for the letter T!

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