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Accidental Magic: The Wizard's Techniques for Writing Words Worth 1,000 Pictures

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Using techniques taught at the Wizard of Ads Academy, a group of writers conjures words to match the power of 160 photos by amateur shutterbugs worldwide.
Hardcover, 224 pages
Published October 24th 2001 by Bard Press
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Conrad Zero
Sep 27, 2015 Conrad Zero rated it really liked it
Accidental Magic is really two books in one. The first 35 pages are weapons-grade writing techniques taken from Roy H Williams' "Wizard Academy" courses. The techniques include 'Frosting' a la Robert Frost and 'Seussing' a la Dr. Seuss, and using painting techniques from Monet and writing tips from Hemingway. The techniques seem geared towards poetry and advertising but extend quite well to fiction.

The remainder of the book is filled with examples of those techniques applied (by Wizard Academy g
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