Astrology for Writers: Spark Your Creativity Using the Zodiac

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Enhance your storytelling with the cosmic drama of the stars

The nighttime sky has inspired writers and astrologers alike to spin stories on the strands of starlight. Discover that inspiration for your own creative writing in Astrology for Writers, the essential guide to understanding the core concepts of astrology—the planets, signs, and houses—and discovering how they correspond to the elements of fiction.

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Overview

Enhance your storytelling with the cosmic drama of the stars

The nighttime sky has inspired writers and astrologers alike to spin stories on the strands of starlight. Discover that inspiration for your own creative writing in Astrology for Writers, the essential guide to understanding the core concepts of astrology—the planets, signs, and houses—and discovering how they correspond to the elements of fiction.

Unleash your creativity with a wide range of ideas that help you add astrology to your writing practice. Learn how to use the planets for characters, the signs of the zodiac for plot and themes, and the houses of the horoscope for settings. Develop unique characters based on mythic archetypes, use astrological imagery and symbolism for your descriptions and dialogue, and put theory into practice with writing prompts and examples. Invite the gods and goddesses of astrology to enter your writing and share their stories through you.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780738733333
  • Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide, Ltd.
  • Publication date: 5/8/2013
  • Pages: 315
  • Sales rank: 634,934
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Corrine Kenner specializes in bringing metaphysical subjects down to earth. Her work on the tarot is widely published, and her classes and workshops are perennial favorites among students in the Midwest. Corrine is a certified tarot master, and she holds a bachelor's degree in philosophy from California State University, Long Beach.

Corrine is the author of Tall Dark Stranger, a handbook on using tarot cards for romance, and Tarot Journaling, a guide to the art of keeping a tarot diary. She was also the creator of Llewellyn's Tarot Calendar. She is a contributor to the 2005, 2006, and 2007 editions of the Llewellyn Tarot Reader. A former newspaper reporter and magazine editor, Kenner edited Llewellyn's popular Astrological Calendar, Daily Planetary Guide, and Sun Sign Book. She is also the author of Crystals for Beginners.

Corrine has lived in Brazil, Los Angeles, and the Twin Cities of Minnesota. She now lives in the Midwest with her husband Dan and her daughters Katherine, Emily, and Julia.

You can find her website at www.corrinekenner.com.

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  • Posted May 14, 2013

    Astrology and writing, two things I enjoy immensely. Astrology f

    Astrology and writing, two things I enjoy immensely. Astrology for Writers is a great guide for someone looking to create a new character, or wanting to flesh out an existing one. It offers excellent insight into planetary archetypes, zodiac signs and elements.

    I was half way through the first entry (The Sun) when I stopped and went “Hey now, I have this character!” and grabbed a notebook and started matching the cast of my WIP to the archetypes, and I must say, I found most of them. That was pretty cool, and gave me some ideas I hadn’t considered before.

    Astrology for Writers also stimulates creativity with the “creative guidance” sections which offers questions and writing prompts. Each archetype also has a nifty guide on examples of where a character based on that archetype would fit into a story.

    Another useful feature is the compatibility charts between the signs / archetypes, for writers who might need relationship or conflict assistance.

    In part 3: The Houses of the Horoscope, Corrine Kenner even gives advice on settings.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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