Now You See It... Now You Still See It




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Author: Bob Kruger


Genre: Writing

Age Range: General - Teen to Adult

Word Count: 339

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Synopsis:

Forget "show versus tell." The more general rule is make the readers think they've seen.


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By Harold Gross on 4/29/2014 — Confidence 5 at review time
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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! 


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By Frederick D.S. Marshall on 4/24/2014 — Confidence 5 at review time
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I'm always partial to structures that begin with what we all think we know, but then push through to the deeper lessons, to previously overlooked principles. These principles are illustrated through clever techniques that can be used to do justice to them, but I also like that they do double duty - they are both educational and biographical, because they also tell us about Lucius. Nicely done, Bob.


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By Arinn Dembo on 4/24/2014 — Confidence 6 at review time
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Interesting points. And nice to see some of Lucius Shepard's writing advice codified in a simple, straight-forward way, with examples.


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By Scott Johnson on 4/24/2014 — Confidence 5 at review time
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This is excellent advice. I'll have to read more of his work.

Okay, I just tried to submit the review with the two sentences above, but an "error message" appeared that told me to "write a review longer than 100 words, dickhead". Okay, maybe the dickhead wasn't there...


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