Pear Tree Planchette

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a victorian planchette

When I’m working on a novel, I tend to gather music, quotes and images from various sources to inspire me as I write. The walls of my studio quickly become covered in photographs and words from the past, and my ipod gains new playlists based on setting, plot and characters.

I thought I’d share some of this ephemera online this time around- make a little peephole into the world of The Virgin Cure.

So far there’s a bit of everything – a quote from my writing journal, a snippet of dialogue, a little music, and a favourite photograph where the word “inspiration” links to an essay about how the novel came to be.

There will be more odds and ends added in the days to come, but here’s the humble start of my offerings, a Tumblr page simply called Pear Tree Planchette.

I hope you’ll take a look and let me know what you think.


  1. Duane Lowe

    Love it! What a wonderful idea Ami. Although familiar with the ouija, I had not known about the planchette. I am now even more intrigued with The Virgin Cure! Again, thanks for sharing.

  2. Cat

    it is so true
    inspiration comes from all sorts of places…bringing us to the exact point where we need to be to create our own truths…
    love that

    love and light

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