Creativity and Inspiration

New ideas come from new connections, new perspectives, asking questions, and challenging assumptions.

The Roller Coaster Experience

In creating a thrill ride of entertainment for your audience you can follow the track worn in by previous generations of Vaudeville performers.

Published: May 20, 2024

Putting Together a Unique Magical Programme

It's a challenge to put together a full magic show with a diverse variety of effects. You can look to the old pros to see how they structured thier acts.

Published: April 23, 2024

Cards & Hank Performance Analysis

As much as it hurts, Ryan watches his own live performance on video and picks all the nits in an ongoing progress to develop a new routine.

Published: April 3, 2024

The Madness of the Method

Assuming there are a dozen ways to do any magic trick, how do you pick the method that is right for you?

Published: February 27, 2024

Your Unique Magical Mix

Magicians often give the advice to "be yourself!" This is my attempt to explain what that actually means in a more practical, and applicable way.

Published: October 23, 2023

Half-Baked Ideas

These unfinished ideas are shared to spark your own creativity. Take my raw idea and run with it to create something unique.

Published: September 13, 2023

Your Magic Origin Story

Every hero starts somewhere. Turn your magical beginnings into a performance ready routine and add some heartfelt honesty to your show.

Published: September 6, 2023

The Infinite Road To Mastering Magic

There is no end to the work required to put on your best magic performance.

Published: August 2, 2021

Do Anything Other Than Pick A Card

Sharing some ideas to avoid the "oh, I've seen this one" reaction by changing up the way you have cards picked.

Published: July 6, 2021

What Happens When You Put Magic Last?

Magic shows are notoriously frivolous. Like cotton candy, they deliver a burst of sweetness then fade away to nothing. What if you wanted to present a show with more substance? How do you pick a set list of magic with meaning?

Published: June 29, 2021

Questions To Inspire Creative Solutions

Coming up with good ideas begins with asking good questions.

Published: July 19, 2020

Creative Writing: Ask Yourself "What Comes Next?"

Big ideas come from a series of small ideas. This creative technique lightens the load to make it easier to write a new presentation as you follow your creative instinct without having to work so hard.

Published: May 30, 2013

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