Crafting the Climax – NaNoWriMo Tarot

Crafting the climax is the aim of the game in this day’s spread from Tea is for Tarot. This is what everyone is waiting for! I mean, who isn’t striving for the climax, huh? Hee hee. Ok, back to business here. This happens near the end of the book and the point at which everything comes to a head. If you want to follow along, see Tea is For Tarot’s spread here: Day 12

The Cards

How does everything come together?
The High Priestess

Austin learns to trust her gut. Following her instincts and intuition she puts together a plan that just might save the day! Considering The High Priestess deals in the more ephemeral knowledge, Austin’s solution could be the result of a dream. Our subconscious tends to work things out and make connections while we’re sleeping.

What unknown factors will your hero face?
King of Swords

Back to information we come. Considering our villain, Darius, deals in information it isn’t hard to surmise that some sort of information blind sides our heroine. What information does he have that threatens Austin? It’s possible that his information has a legal impact on her, but it could also be something that impacts a large amount of people.

What challenges does your hero have to overcome?
Nine of Coins

She is going to have to overcome the desire to retreat. Austin doesn’t have the resources that Darius has, but he she DOES have resources. The trick is figuring out what they are and how to use them.

How will your hero overcome those challenges?
The Star

Hope. Somehow she finds a light in the darkness. Austin has been cultivating relationships and must have faith that these people will come through for her.

What happens afterwards?

She finds strength in numbers. Recognizes that she isn’t alone. Comes out stronger than she was.


The Genre
The Protagonist
The Journey Begins
Craft Your Premise
The Villain
The Heart of The Story
Meet The Supporting 
The Love Story
Build Your World
Discovering the Past

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