Sometimes the Magic Works

Lessons from a Writing Life
eAudio - unabridged
Audio (4.55 hours)
Product Number: Z100119554
Released: May 02, 2017
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781524774493
Publisher: Books on Tape
Please log in to view pricing


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.

Author(s): Terry Brooks
Original Publish Date: May 02, 2017

All formats/editions

Author(s): Terry Brooks
Product Number EB00158347
Released: Dec 27, 2013
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: Del Rey
ISBN: #9780345463586

Sign up for our email newsletter