Increase the tension in your writing as you decrease the tension in your writing life!
Fiction Magic card “tricks” help writers raise the stakes in their writing with phrases like “Alienate an Ally” and “Remove the Moral Compass.” The guidebook provides possible interpretations for each of the 54 cards, followed by creativity coaching “tips” to help writers apply the cards’ messages to their writing lives. It’s like having two decks in one!
Fiction Magic artwork was created by the amazing Denice Lewis.
For years, one of my teaching tools was a funky homemade deck of cards with prompts that worked for any part of a manuscript from beginning to end, or from idea generation to revision. I wore out that set with writers of all ages at conferences, classes, retreats, and workshops. The many requests for copies of those cards became a 54-card deck and booklet that has been a hit with writers, teachers, editors, and agents.
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"These cards are a creative way for Deb Lund to extend her gentle genius for helping fellow writers develop our own magic with fiction. I can hardly wait to get my hands on them, as both a writing teacher and a writer myself."
—Christina Baldwin, memoir teacher, writing coach, and author of Storycatcher
"These cards are thought-provoking and inspiring. As an author and literary agent, I plan to use them myself and with my students and clients."
—Andrea Hurst, President, Andrea Hurst Literary Management
"Deb Lund brought together her 20+ years of teaching experience in a magical way—with 54 surprising writing prompts, tips and tricks to apply to your work-in-progress whenever you're feeling stuck. It's like having a writing coach right there with you!"
—Tara Lazar, author and creator of Storystorm
"When I read a book on writing, it takes about 200 pages before I learn anything I can apply to my writing. I can use these cards instantly."
—Carole Dagg, award-winning YA author
"Because of Deb Lund's wonderful Fiction Magic workshop, I found an 'Unspoken Truth'... Now the story is flowing!!!"
—Judith Gardiner, SCBWI Regional Advisor
"I *highly* recommend you get to know author and teacher Deb Lund. She offers excellent advice on writing."
—Jen Rofe', Literary Agent, Andrea Brown Literary Agency
Fiction Magic is even more magical in a group!
What a great gift for the writers in your life!
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