Upcoming Events

    • Sunday, March 10, 2024
    • 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Beers Books, 712 R St, Sacramento, CA 95811
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    Crime Time at Beers Books in Sacramento

    Join Capitol Crimes for a special Crime Time at Beers Books!

    Established in 1936, Beers Books is a Sacramento institution. Capitol Crimes is excited to host our first Crime Time at Beers on Sunday, March 10 at 2 p.m., located at 712 R Street.

    It's a chance for local crime writers to sit around and chat about writing and publishing. 

    Whether you’re a seasoned pro or struggling through your first draft, it’s a great way to network with your tribe and maybe get a few questions answered. Come enjoy the company of others who can’t resist the lure of (fictional) crime!

    Beers Books has graciously offered to host our meeting, and we’re sure you’ll enjoy browsing their shelves, finding a book (or two or three) that need to come home with you!

    Space is limited so please register if you plan on attending.

    • Saturday, March 16, 2024
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Zoom
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    Tarot for Fiction Writers with Jessica Arden Cline

    Looking to add more mystery and intrigue to your stories? Want to tap into your intuition to overcome writer's block? Join Jessica Arden Cline at our Tarot for Writers Zoom workshop on Saturday, March 16th from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m and learn how to incorporate tarot cards into your writing process. 

    Tarot cards can act as powerful creative prompts to fire up your imagination and move your story forward. 

    Tarot prompting is a perfect addition to your writing toolkit because: 

    • The imagery, symbols, and meanings of the cards can help you pull ideas from your subconscious and/or send your imagination in new and unexpected directions.

    • The playful approach can help you overcome perfectionism or provide a gentle, low-stakes way to get back to writing after a hiatus

    • Using this novel approach can help you start, restart, and sustain motivation

    • Tarot decks are full of story cycles and messy human emotions that mirror the human experience

    • Incorporating these universal human experiences into our stories can make them resonate with readers.

    At this workshop, you’ll learn some tarot basics and how to use cards as prompts to help you develop your stories or get unstuck. Drawing on the methods in her upcoming book, Tarot for Fiction Writers, Jessica will teach you how to use the cards to rediscover the magic that first called you to write. 

    Join us and finish stalled projects.Get the dopamine power-up you need to initiate tasks and sustain motivation. Revolutionize your workflow with tarot-infused creativity.

    If you have a favorite deck (or several), have them handy for this workshop. If not, we’ll have an alternative way for you to try out tarot prompting.


    Jessica Arden Cline is an author, educator, and tarot enthusiast with a passion for helping writers bring their stories to life. Her latest book is Tarot for Fiction Writers, a non-fiction book designed to help writers incorporate tarot prompts into their creative process. Tarot for Fiction Writers uses an approach that pairs writers' imaginations with high-impact storytelling prompts and tarot interpretation. This method harnesses the power of play, randomness, and novelty, along with the archetypes built into the tarot to help writers supercharge their writing practice. Jessica also writes paranormal cozy mysteries and romances as Jessica Arden. Her short fiction has been featured in Woman's World as well as several anthologies.

    You can contact Jessica at the following links:

    Website: www.jessicaarden.com/tarot 

    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jessicaardenclinewrites

    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jessicaardencline/

    TikTok:  www.tiktok.com/@jessica.arden.cline
    Newsletter Sign-up: 
    https://jessicaarden.eo.page/7q7gb

    Tarot for Fiction Writers Kickstarter Page: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1450500989/tarot-for-fiction-writers

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