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March 04, 2011

Magic and Writing as Tragedy

Although they both are devoted to audiences--exist for them, in fact, both magic and writing naturally require solitude that a practitioner of either must accept if he or she is to find success.

The technique of magic cannot be shared with an audience or laymen, for doing so negates the end result of the process. In other words, showing someone how a trick is done makes the work committed to pulling it off worthless.

Writing cannot be done alone unless it is a collaborative work, and yet being with other people is necessary if you want anything to write about.

Both magic and writing exist for an audience. The irony is that successful execution of either requires solitude.

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