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Tarot as a Writing Tool with Kat Falls

$65.00 · October 26

We’ll be using the Tarot’s striking and powerful imagery to tap into your imagination and uncover surprising new things about your story and characters—you don’t need to know anything about Tarot cards to benefit from this workshop.

Start Date

October 26

Day(s) of the Week


Class Times

6:30pm – 8:30pm CT




Chicago Studio




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It’s okay to laugh at the idea of consulting a Tarot deck to help you get past creative blocks. It’s a little out there. But shaking up your writing process should be fun. How else will you entice yourself back into your story or memoir?

To be clear, you do not need to know anything about the Tarot to benefit from this workshop. We’ll be using the cards to do intuitive writing by tapping into your imagination. Each card, with its striking and powerful imagery, is an invitation to go deeper. Brainstorming off the archetypes and life situations depicted in the Tarot will help you uncover hidden attributes of your characters and surprising plot developments. But don’t take my word for it… Both Carl Jung and Joseph Campbell wrote about the Tarot’s psychological and mythic elements — the very elements that make for powerful storytelling.

In this workshop, we’ll discuss how to use the Tarot as a source of inspiration and guidance for the stories you want to create and how Tarot reading techniques can enhance your writing process. No matter what kind of writing you do or where you are in your draft, this workshop is sure to stimulate your imagination and sense of discovery. Bring a pen and paper and come prepared to play.

We’ll Cover:

  • Using the Tarot as a tool to support your writing
  • Tapping into the cards’ psychological and mythic elements
  • Exploring your character’s inner journey using the Major Arcana cards
  • Enhancing your plot using the Minor Arcana cards
  • Reinforcing your story’s theme with symbolism, metaphor, and juxtaposition
  • Tarot reading techniques that can inspire your writing process

About Kat Falls

Kat Falls writes science fiction thrillers for tweens and teens. In her Dark Life series (Scholastic Press), Kat takes middle grade readers on action-packed adventures under the sea. The series has been translated into 18 languages and is in development for film at Disney. Kat appeared on The Today Show when Al Roker featured Dark Life on “Al’s Book Club for Kids.” Her young adult series, Inhuman (Scholastic Press), is a dystopian romance set after the outbreak of a mutagenic virus. Inhuman received glowing reviews from Publishers Weekly, School Library Journal, VOYA, a starred review from Kirkus, and made the Tome It List for “clean” teen reads. Kat teaches at Northwestern University and presents at schools and writing conferences across the country. She also enjoys zooming with classes, libraries, and book clubs. Find out more at katfalls.net