Scripting Magic is finally out. Here's a bunch of ad copy, followed by information for people who might want to buy a signed copy from me.
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by Pete McCabe and 26 Other Guys
45 scripts, 13 essays, 7 interviews, and 1 flowchart to make you a better magician
The greatest resource on scripting magic ever created. Make your magic better without learning any new tricks or moves. Make it more effective, more magical, more powerful, more convincing, funnier, smarter, more dramaticanything you want. Scripting Magic has how-to essays, interviews, and complete, professional scripts for 29 classic trickstricks you already do. Scripts thatll get you the reaction you always dreamed of. Gasps of Astonishment. Laughter. Dramatic emotion. Whatever you want from your magic, scripting can help you get it.
Interviews and scripts from 26 contributors
How to write scripts: step by step, from setting up the margins in your word processor, to punching up even the most basic script until it really sings.
Tips for avoiding common scripting problems.
How to create and establish a unique character the audience will likeyou.
Ways to create original presentations without writing a complete script
Contributions from 26 of Magics greatest thinkers and performers:
Michael Ammar, Jon Armstrong, Bruce Barnett, Rafael Benatar, Eugene Burger, Michael Close, Bob Farmer, Paul Green, Eric Henning, Guy Hollingworth, Larry Jennings, Mark Joerger, Kenton Knepper, Jonathan Levit, John Lovick, Max Maven, Eric Mead, San ONill, Gary Ouellet, David Regal, Jim Steinmeyer, Vic Sussman, Jamy Ian Swiss, Teller, Joe M. Turner, and Larry White.
Includes scripts for 29 classic tricks:
Coins Across, Torn and Restored Card, The Invisible Deck, Gypsy Thread, Card to Pocket, The Add-A-Number Prediction, Triumph, The Trick that Fooled Einstein, The Southwest Miracle, Magicians Choice, The Self-Cutting Banana, Gemini Twins, The 41-Cent Miracle, The Open Prediction, The Dark Card, Hot Rod, Svengali Deck, Chop Cup, The Koornwinder Kar, The $100 Bill Switch, The Eleven Card Trick, UnDo Influence, The Thumbtip Silk Vanish, Wild Card, The Business Card Prophesy, Two in the Hand, One in the Pocket, Ive Got a Surprise for You, The Ace Assembly, and Out of This World.
At magic dealers everywhere Dealers contact Murphys Magic Supplies Inc.
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If you would like a signed copy, I'll pay delivery. It will probably arrive after the New Year, so technically it comes from next year's magic budget even if you order right now.
Anyone interested after reading the ad can send a check for $40 to:
23371 Mulholland Dr. #166
Woodland Hills, CA 91364
Let me know if you want it signed and to who.
Also, the "F" word appears in the book in one place. I felt it was necessary to make the point, but I didn't want to subject magic shop owners to unhappy customers, especially parents who might have bought the book for their children. So I put it in with an underscore: F_ck. If you like, I'll write in the "u," and if you really like, I will initial the change so it's official. Just let me know.