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Sometimes the Magic Works by Terry Brooks
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3.5 stars.

This book didn't have a whole lot of actual writing advice. It was more a collection of personal anecdotes about how the journey to success went for this one man. From what I learned, much of that success was due to being in the right place at the right time and knowing the right people -- a tactic that others cannot hope to duplicate and is therefore not particularly useful. This is not to say that Terry Brooks isn't a great writer, I love his books, but he was lucky.

There were some amusing parts, but overall the book left me with a bitter taste because it was centered around the idea that sometimes, for some people, things just magically work out, which implies that sometime (for most of us) they don't.

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Reading Progress

September 2, 2020 – Started Reading
September 2, 2020 – Shelved
October 2, 2020 – Finished Reading
October 22, 2020 – Shelved as: writing-craft

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