Thoughts on art, creativity, and the writing life. He made his living primarily as a lawyer, but also worked in advertising and editing and was the head of the drama department at Middlebury College. I first got to know Nelms through his wonderful book Thinking With a Pencil , which I read when I was younger and recently bought again after realizing that I needed to own a copy. His book Magic and Showmanship takes a similar approach to conjuring: it covers the basics of sleight of hand, the construction of props and effects, and the preparation of stage patter and narrative, all of which are treated as parts of a seamless whole. In short, it envisions magic as a special case of storytelling, and much of its advice applies equally well to the writer as to the magician. For instance: When you try to achieve a rising curve [of interest], keeping the beginning low is as important as making the ending high.
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Thinking With a Pencil
Thinking with a Pencil by Henning Nelms (1986, Paperback)