OK, so this week I'm even busier than last week (which was something I didn't think was possible), so it's another hurried gulp of something containing more caffeine than water for me! I've managed a total of 0 words this week, but I have been thinking about writing outside my comfort zone a bit more, and how to achieve this.
One of the characters in my WIP uses Tarot cards, so as research I bought a deck and a couple of books about them. I was fascinated to discover that one use of Tarot cards is to actually create stories, by dealing out some cards in a sequence and using the inspiration of the pictures or the interpretation to develop a plot and/or characters. While I haven't had a chance to try this out yet, it did sound like an interesting idea to get things going when the words won't come, or even to get them going in a different direction when they seem a bit dull. Has anybody tried this? Or do you have any other weird and wacky ideas for mixing things up a bit?
(Once again sorry for a post written on the go - I've been in the office since 7... Hopefully next time I host the coffee break it won't coincide with the busiest weeks ever!)