Sometimes the Magic Works

. Every serious writer should refer to this book regularly for inspiration as well as solid crafting advice.”—Elizabeth Engstrom Cratty, Director of Maui Writers Retreat In Sometimes the Magic Works, New York Times bestselling author ...

Author: Terry Brooks

Publisher: Del Rey

ISBN: 9780345463586

Category: Biography & Autobiography

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“Terry Brooks is adamant about dedicating oneself to the craft, while showing awe and humility for the creative process. . . . Every serious writer should refer to this book regularly for inspiration as well as solid crafting advice.”—Elizabeth Engstrom Cratty, Director of Maui Writers Retreat 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. Praise for Sometimes the Magic Works “A marvelously pragmatic initiation to the art of writing.”—Dorothy Allison, author of Bastard Out of Carolina “[A] succinct and warmhearted autobiographical meditation on the writing life.”—Publishers Weekly “A wise, warm-hearted book—part autobiography, part how-to-do-it manual, with some amazingly candid behind-the-scenes material . . . Fantasy fans, novice writers, and even veteran pros will learn plenty from it.”—Robert Silverberg, award-winning author of the Majipoor Chronicles

Magic at Work

SOMETIMES THE MAGIC WORKS Magicians have humility because they know that they do not control the universe . Therefore , they can be good - humored even when things seem to go wrong . In Thomas Berger's Little Big Man , the title ...

Author: Carol Pearson

Publisher: Broadway Business

ISBN: 0385417292

Category: Psychology

Page: 358

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A new age approach to gaining a competitive edge applies the education of legendary magicians, such as Merlin and Perseval, to the business environment

The Soap Game

Sometimes the magic works, he says, and sometimes it doesn't. Oh, yeah: I see: Sometimes the magic works and sometimes it doesn't. That is really as good an answer as anyone needs. Learning this is as good as learning about Dishonorable ...

Author: Marie Williams

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9780595370108

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 276

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PRAISE FOR THE WORLDWIDE CHURCH OF THE HANDICAPPED: " irreverent vibrant sensitive without ever approaching sanctimony "-Publisher's Weekly, starred review "It's a wonderful book!"-Bill Holm, Minnesota Author of The Heart Can Be Filled Anywhere on Earth "Worldwide Church is an absolute joy."-Anne Lamott, author of Traveling Mercies and Bird by Bird "This is a wonderful book "-Dave Wood, Minneapolis Star-Tribune "It is one of the most important books of our time."-Carol Bly, author of Changing the Bully Who Rules the World, and winner of the Minnesota Book Award "I have not, in long time, read stories that affected me so much."-Howard Zinn, author of A People's History of the United States "[Williams'] characters are unique and unforgettable This is a disarming, disturbing book."-Maxine Kumin, winner of the Pulitzer Prize PRAISE FOR THE WEEKEND GIRL: "Read these stories and be changed Marie Sheppard Williams is an original and necessary voice in American Fiction "-Frederick Smock, former editor of The American Voice " tender stories deliciously simple dialogue sly humor and you suddenly know you are reading about life and death."-Howard Zinn "The Weekend Girl and other stories is a compelling and poignant brew of wisdom, humor, and compassion."-Ronald Spatz, editor, Alaska Quarterly Review "As Walt Whitman might have said: 'Who touches this book touches a [wo]man.'"-Bill Holm

Romancing Death

That is the magic worldview. There is no divine parent to grant ... But the question should be asked, “Does magic work like that?” The sad answer is, ... He said to his apprentice, “Sometimes the magic works, and sometimes it doesn't.

Author: William Schnoebelen

Publisher: Destiny Image Publishers

ISBN: 9780768488548

Category: Vampires

Page: 256

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Romancing Death sheds the light of God on the popularity of vampirism in today’s pop culture. This fascinating exposé of the dark realities behind romanticizing the occult in our current culture reveals the naked truth about how the church has not addressed the needs of people young and old who fill the holes in their souls and spirits with evil rather than good. Weaving his personal history—including involvement in Wicca, Freemasonry, and vampirism—the author lays out the literary and cultural history of vampirism and closely analyzes the romanticized presentation of the occult in the Twilight saga. Romancing Death is a clarion call for the Church to take responsibility to be true salt and light in the world.

More Giants of the Genre

... Fire East (1999) Other Works Imaginary Friends (Short Stories) (1991) Hook (1991) Gallery: Magic at Work (Essays/Articles) (1996) Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace (1999) Sometimes The Magic Works (Non- Fiction) (2003) MICHAEL ...

Author: Michael McCarty

Publisher: Wildside Press LLC

ISBN: 9780809544776

Category: Authors, American

Page: 212

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In GIANTS OF THE GENRE, Michael McCarty talked with some of the biggest names in horror, science-fiction and fantasy, including Dean Koontz, Peter Straub and Neil Gaiman. He continues his interview odyssey with MORE GIANTS OF THE GENRE, which features twenty-five new interviews with even more legendary literary talents.

A Field Guide for Science Writers

( By the way , any free - lance writer is welcome to contact us about work availability ... And sometimes we get to be creative . In one study , scientists subjected chickens to secondhand tobacco smoke ... Sometimes the magic works .

Author: Deborah Blum

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0195124944

Category: Science

Page: 287

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This authoritative handbook gathers together insights and tips, personal stories and lessons of some of America's best-known science writers, men and women who work for "The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Chicago Tribune, The San Francisco Examiner, Time, ", National Public Radio, and other eminent news outlets. Filled with wonderful anecdotes and down-to-earth, practical information, it is both illuminating and a pleasure to read.

Wicca and Witchcraft For Dummies

The magic works, but not instantaneously; the situation slowly changes over time. ✓ The magic doesn't seem to work at all. An individual is afloat in a vast sea of energy. Sometimes one person can move and direct enough energy to make ...

Author: Diane Smith

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780764578342

Category: Religion

Page: 384

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Examines Wiccan magic, rituals, traditions, and code of conduct Get the scoop on this ancient spiritual path Wondering what it takes to be a Wiccan? This plain-English guide introduces you to the vibrant world of Wicca and the practices of Witchcraft, describing its ancient origins, dispelling stereotypes, and explaining Wiccan beliefs, ethics, rituals, and holidays. You'll see what it means to live as a contemporary Wiccan -- and how to worship alone or with a group. Discover how to * Worship alone or join a coven * Perform charms, blessings, and spells * Obtain necessary tools and supplies * Spot spiritual scams and inappropriate behavior * Explore a spiritual path guided by nature

To Meet with Darkness

The sun had set about forty-five minutes ago and the time was now five-fifty nine and thirty seconds. Sometimes the magic works. With no van or reporter in sight, I walked up to the front door. Within moments of ringing the bell, ...

Author: Boyd Hurtado

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9780557067794

Category: Fiction

Page: 238

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To Meet With Darkness by Boyd Hurtado

The Druid Of Shannara

Wizard at Large The Tangle Box Witches' Brew A Princess of Landover THE WORD AND THE VOID Running with the Demon A Knight of the Word Angel Fire East Sometimes the Magic Works: Lessons from a Writing Life Copyright Published by Hachette ...

Author: Terry Brooks

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781405515702

Category: Fiction

Page: 464

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***50 MILLION TERRY BROOKS COPIES SOLD AROUND THE WORLD*** THE SHANNARA CHRONICLES IS NOW A MAJOR TV SERIES 'Terry's place is at the head of the fantasy world' Philip Pullman To the scions of Shannara have fallen three tasks: Par Ohmsford has recovered the fabled Sword of Shannara. This he has accomplished, but the Federation's Chief Seeker has planted an awful thought in Par's mind - that he himself is Shadowen, the very evil he seeks to destroy. Wren is in the Westland, seeking out the elves. And in the Northland. . . Walker Boh has been commanded by the shade of Allanon to find the lost city of Paranor and recreate the Order of Druids, disbanded for three hundred years. To achieve this he must find the Black Elfstone, but the gem is in the hands of an ancient being of timeless evil - the Stone King. Beset on all sides by enemies, and from within by his own self-doubt, Walker Boh sets out on his part of the perilous quest. A quest that will end in success - or the complete destruction of all he holds dear. Praise for Terry Brooks: 'A master of the craft . . . required reading' Brent Weeks 'I can't even begin to count how many of Terry Brooks's books I've read (and re-read) over the years' Patrick Rothfuss, author of The Name of the Wind 'I would not be writing epic fantasy today if not for Shannara' Peter V. Brett, author of The Painted Man 'If you haven't read Terry Brooks, you haven't read fantasy' Christopher Paolini, author of Eragon The Heritage of Shannara series: THE SCIONS OF SHANNARA THE DRUID OF SHANNARA THE ELF QUEEN OF SHANNARA THE TALISMANS OF SHANNARA

The Elf Queen Of Shannara

Witches' Brew A Princess of Landover THE WORD AND THE VOID Running with the Demon A Knight of the Word Angel Fire East Sometimes the Magic Works: Lessons from a Writing Life COPYRIGHT Published by Hachette Digital ISBN: 9781405515719 ...

Author: Terry Brooks

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781405515719

Category: Fiction

Page: 448

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***50 MILLION TERRY BROOKS COPIES SOLD AROUND THE WORLD*** THE SHANNARA CHRONICLES IS NOW A MAJOR TV SERIES 'Terry's place is at the head of the fantasy world' Philip Pullman Wren Ohmsford, Scion of Shannara, came from the Westlands, where she lived the life of a Rover. Now she, like her kinsmen, Par and Walker Boh, has been called upon to help the shade of Allanon fight the totalitarian power of the Federation. She must find the Elves, who disappeared from their strongholds more than one hundred years ago . . . But even knowledge of the Elves is hard to find - only a blind, wise woman of the West knows something of their location. On her advice, Wren and her Rover companion, Garth, journey to the coast of the Blue Divide, where they build a fire and let it burn for three days. With the unexpected help that their blaze attracts, they reach the isle of Morrowindle and near their goal - to find the last of the Elves. But they also find dangers such as they could not have imagined, and Wren will make a discovery that will change her life forever. Praise for Terry Brooks: 'A master of the craft . . . required reading' Brent Weeks 'I can't even begin to count how many of Terry Brooks's books I've read (and re-read) over the years' Patrick Rothfuss, author of The Name of the Wind 'I would not be writing epic fantasy today if not for Shannara' Peter V. Brett, author of The Painted Man 'If you haven't read Terry Brooks, you haven't read fantasy' Christopher Paolini, author of Eragon The Heritage of Shannara series: THE SCIONS OF SHANNARA THE DRUID OF SHANNARA THE ELF QUEEN OF SHANNARA THE TALISMANS OF SHANNARA

The Ninth Gift

May seem sillywe need swords when we got magic. But sometimes thingsdon't go like expected. Sometimes magic works againstitself, cancels herself out, y'know? Sometimes th'right magic just ain't handy.” Paffy swished his sword through ...

Author: P. M. Malone

Publisher: Trafford Publishing

ISBN: 9781466902152

Category: Fiction

Page: 252

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After his mothers death and his fathers disappearance, Cale McHail moves in at his Aunt Ellen and Uncle Franks house. But one day as Cale is on his way to a baseball game, he comes across his old invisible friend playmates, Paffy and Cripps, suddenly made visible. They explain that they need Cales help on an urgent mission and ask him to accompany him to their home. Although Cale protests, he suddenly finds himself in Glenhope, Paffy and Crippss homeland, and in a world that hes never seen before. It is there that he learns of EyeStonea powerful stone that can foresee the future and influence it for goodand of the influential people who wish to use its power for themselves. Whats more, Paffy and Cripps believe that Cale may have the power they need to save EyeStone before its too late. With his former playmates and his new friends Princess Barcelona and the warrior Rockfast at his side, Cale embarks on a quest to reach Balthesmor Castle and save the Eyestone. But to get there, the group must first cross the treacherous desert called Sandwhisper, survive the terrifying Realm of the Four Caves, and face dangerous and fantastical creatures. If Cale survives, he must face the most horrifying obstacle of allsomeone from Cales own past may be the embodiment of the very evil that Cale was sent to Glenhope to destroy.

Writing Naturally

Sometimes the vertical magic works, sometimes not. Sometimes we win by placing ourselves prominently in a story, sometimes we lose. And learning to recognize those winning and losing situations really isn't all that difficult—as Zinsser ...

Author: David Petersen

Publisher: Booktango

ISBN: 9781468952568

Category: Nature

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A uniquely compelling, refreshingly practical and unimpeachably informed how-to guide for aspiring and published nature writers.

Charlotte Sometimes

She heard Nurse Gregory's footsteps once and the clatter of her starched clothes — more sounds she would never hear again, if the bed was empty, if its magic worked. Inside the sickroom she thought for a horrid moment that the bed was ...

Author: Penelope Farmer

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781448161430

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 256

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'Suppose you got stuck in here, and Clare there in your time. Just suppose you did?’ Charlotte Makepeace’s first day at boarding school is a bewildering blur of unfamiliar faces, timetables, rules and lists. All the other girls know the routine – and each other. No one invites her into their exclusive circles of whispers and giggles. But on Charlotte’s very first night something mysterious starts to happen. She wakes up in the same bed, in the same dormitory, in the same school. But something has changed. Somehow Charlotte has slipped forty years back in time... Includes exclusive material: In the Backstory you can learn what life was like during the First World War Vintage Children’s Classics is a twenty-first century classics list aimed at 8-12 year olds and the adults in their lives. Discover timeless favourites from The Jungle Book and Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland to modern classics such as The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas and The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

Sometimes the Soul Two Novellas of Sicily

What internal magic works on keeping her silent? And who are these two sisters, one silent and the other heroic? Edmundo was a good storyteller Agata and I saw and felt the story as he told it. Telling is immediate and fleeting.

Author: Gioia Timpanelli

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 9780393350104

Category: Fiction

Page: 192

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"A Knot of Tears"--the story of a baroness and a sailor and his parrot; "Rusina, Not Quite in Love"--a "Beauty and the Beast" tale of a lovely young woman and a devastatingly ugly man who shows her the true meaning of beauty.

Book of Shadows

Magic works, make no mistake about it. And sometimes, some of it can be bottled." Nonna held up a small bottle of honey-colored oil that had been sitting on the altar. As she gently shook it, the color deepened to a rich amber.

Author: Phyllis Curott

Publisher: Harmony

ISBN: 9780307832276

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 320

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Since Phyllis Currot first published Book of Shadows, the story of her spiritual journey and initiation as a High Priestess in the Wiccan community, Witchcraft has captured America's imagination as a theme for fiction, television shows, and films. Now America's highest-profile Witch returns to dispel more myths and misrepresentations of her faith, and to share a practical guide to the beautiful spiritual rituals and philosophies behind Wiccan tradition. Rich with enchanting stories from Currot's own experiences and detailed advice for creating potions, working with Nature, and finding the Divine within, Witch Crafting is much more than just another superficial recipe book. Curott's unique guidebook integrates the inspiration of religious wisdom with sound, practical information. Witch Crafting reveals how to: incorporate Wiccan practices into your daily life; master the secret arts of effective spell casting; create sacred space and personal rituals; perform divinations for insight and success; and tap the magical power of altered states, such as dreaming meditation, prayer, and trance. Perfect for beginners or seasoned practitioners, Witch Crafting is the ideal handbook for anyone seeking to unlock the divine power that makes real magic happen, and to experience the power and gifts of the universe more fully.

Staying Happy Healthy and Hot

I knew it wasn't going to work out for us because she was in love with Peter—even though she knew there wasn't ... But it's the real magic that keeps you young; it helps you win your battles; sometimes it even makes you able to fly.

Author: Dick Summer

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9781475955606

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 194

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In Staying Happy, Healthy and Hot, author and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame radio personality Dick Summer introduces us to his brand new “Louie Louie Generation.” Louie Louie Ladies and Lads don’t look like the people in the beer commercials with their fancy abs and perky breasts any more. But like their theme song, they have an avalanche of “attitude.” It’s a happy attitude. And as you know, being happy helps keep you healthy. And when you’re healthy you tend to be hot. Staying Happy, Healthy And Hot is a collection of true stories about Dick Summer’s life as a husband, a father, a grandfather, and just an every day guy. There are stories about his days as a national broadcasting personality, his career as a hypnotherapist and his passion for flying his airplane. But mostly it tells about his long, hot romance with his wife Barbara, or as he calls her, “My Lady Wonder Wench.” With humor and candor, this memoir shows how one man refuses to allow all the candles on his birthday cake to set off any sprinkler system that could put out the fire in his love affair with life, and with his wife.

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SOMETIMES THE Magic Works by Clyde A. Milner II " SOMETIMES THE MAGIC WORKS ; SOMETIMES IT DOESN'T . " -Old Lodge Skins near the conclusion of the film Little Big Man ( 1970 ) Keith What is " THE WEST " ? episodes - broadcast in eight ...

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ISBN: UVA:X006061707

Category: Frontier and pioneer life

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