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Sometimes the Magic Works - Lessons from a Writing Life

Terry Brooks

In Sometimes the Magic Works, New York Times bestselling author Terry Brooks shares his secrets for creating unusual, memorable fiction. Spanning topics from the importance of daydreaming to the necessity of writing an outline, from the fine art of showing instead of merely telling to creating believable characters who make readers care what happens to them, Brooks draws upon his own experiences, hard lessons learned, and delightful discoveries made in creating the beloved Shannara and Magic Kingdom of Landover series, The Word and The Void trilogy, and the bestselling Star Wars novel The Phantom Menace. In addition to being a writing guide, Sometimes the Magic Works is Terry Brooks's self-portrait of the artist. "If you don't think there is magic in writing, you probably won't write anything magical," says Brooks. This book offers a rare opportunity to peer into the mind of (and learn a trick or two from) one of fantasy fiction's preeminent magicians.

In Sometimes the Magic Works, New York Times bestselling author Terry Brooks shares his secrets for creating unusual, memorable fiction. Spanning topics from the importance of daydreaming to the necessity of writing an outline, from the fine art of showing instead of merely telling to creating believable characters who make readers care what happens to them, Brooks draws upon his own experiences, hard lessons learned, and delightful discoveries made in creating the beloved Shannara and Magic Kingdom of Landover series, The Word and The Void trilogy, and the bestselling Star Wars novel The Phantom Menace. In addition to being a writing guide, Sometimes the Magic Works is Terry Brooks's self-portrait of the artist. "If you don't think there is magic in writing, you probably won't write anything magical," says Brooks. This book offers a rare opportunity to peer into the mind of (and learn a trick or two from) one of fantasy fiction's preeminent magicians.
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In Sometimes the Magic Works, New York Times bestselling author Terry Brooks shares his secrets for creating unusual, memorable fiction. Spanning topics from the importance of daydreaming to the necessity of writing an outline, from the fine art of showing instead of merely telling to creating believable characters who make readers care what happens to them, Brooks draws upon his own experiences, hard lessons learned, and delightful discoveries made in creating the beloved Shannara and Magic Kingdom of Landover series, The Word and The Void trilogy, and the bestselling Star Wars novel The Phantom Menace. In addition to being a writing guide, Sometimes the Magic Works is Terry Brooks's self-portrait of the artist. "If you don't think there is magic in writing, you probably won't write anything magical," says Brooks. This book offers a rare opportunity to peer into the mind of (and learn a trick or two from) one of fantasy fiction's preeminent magicians.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Dan Woren, Kimberly Farr

Length:

4h 34m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:20


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

05:42


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

00:19


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

04:54


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

04:27


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

06:39


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

05:32


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

07:28


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

07:39


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

06:45


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

06:32


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

06:39


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

06:23


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

06:45


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

05:37


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

05:48


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

05:27


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

07:53


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

07:10


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

07:00


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

05:43


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

08:11


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

08:20


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

08:21


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

07:47


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

05:25


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

07:57


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

04:55


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

08:31


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

08:10


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

05:07


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

08:41


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

08:48


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

06:18


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

04:30


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

04:43


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

05:23


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

08:04


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

05:23


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

07:08


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

05:11


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

08:04


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

04:31


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

03:42


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

00:39