Saturday, June 17, 2017

Stage Magic, Writing, and Ricky Jay.

What does Ricky Jay have to do with pulp? He is perhaps the greatest disciple of Dai Vernon, one of the best card sharps of the century, and member of the Witch Doctor's Club, where Issac Asimov and Walter Gibson were members.

Enjoy this practical demonstration in misdirection and pacing. Listen to his stories and watch how he pulls your attention away from when he actually makes his moves. All the elements are right in front of your eyes, but not always when you're paying attention.

Now imagine doing this with words...

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