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posted by Bob Kruger on 7/27/2013 11:41 AM PT
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posted by Bob Kruger on 2/2/2013 12:28 PM PT
Getting the insider's view is enlightening. And Tony is balanced and honest. I'm not sure I agree about the revolution. I think it is moving forward more than as a distraction awaiting the established publishing to catch up. My day job industry (tech writing) has already shifted to more social networking with some curation. Younger readers love the freedom and discovery of WattApp and similar approaches. I don't disagree that the established industry puts out higher quality (for which I think there will always be a market), but I am sadly coming to realize that under-30s don't seem to ... [more]by Harold Gross for Now You See It... Now You Still See It
I love the allusion to writing as a magic trick. Just listing a bunch of sensory information is a shopping list, not creating something in the reader's mind. Patter in magic is all about misdirection and creating illusion (not to mention allusion). The danger is being too ham handed or personally specific when applying these ideas and either hammering a dead, visual horse or losing the reader entirely. But, when done well, magic is what we do! [more]