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Shout out to NaNoWriMo LogoI wanted to welcome the new visitors from the NaNoWriMo site. The Office of Letters and Light asked me to write a Portland-themed article for their blog tour this year and today they launched my post “Roadtrip to NaNo: Keep Your Novel Weird” today.

Next to Tarot, writing is my life. In fact, it’s been my “dayjob” ever since I graduated college. I’ve written essays, test plans, and short stories. But never a book for my own. Until I stumbled on the NaNoWriMo challenge back in 2002. I’ve been a huge proponent of NaNo ever since. It’s a great way for people who want to challenge themselves to write a first draft of a novel, to actually do it, and do it with others who are attempting the same thing. I’ve done it 11 years in a row now and am currently seeking a home for one of those drafts (my non-fiction Tarot manuscript).

Tarot and writing go hand in hand. Not only are they fun to write about as far as meanings go, but you can journal aspects of your day with them. I use the cards to create plots, characters, and settings. I’ve used the cards to act as my writing coach. I’ve even read the cards for other writer’s whose characters had questions about their own actions or directions in life.

This site contains inspiration, stories, and practical items from a 30-something tarot coach who wants to inspire you to attain your dreams. And if you’re participating in NaNoWriMo, good luck and have tons of fun! Thanks for stopping by and if you have questions, drop me a line at innowen at I’m always willing to cheerlead those on to victory.