Review: Sometimes the Magic Works
Tuesday, December 15, 2020

Sometimes the Magic Works: Lessons from a Writing LifeSometimes the Magic Works: Lessons from a Writing Life by Terry Brooks
My rating: 3.5 of 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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