Linda G. Hill

Life in progress

The Plan


As many of you know, my epic work-in-progress (my novel The Great Dagmaru) is a paranormal romance about a magician and his assistant. As many of you also know, I have great fun doing research in the interest of making the book as believable as possible. This research has in the past included staying in the haunted mansion in Kingston that inspired the setting, and traveling to Ottawa to spend an afternoon backstage at the National Arts Centre, where one of the performances in my novel takes place. (Check out the links. There are pictures.)

Now I have a new and exciting opportunity ahead of me. This time it’s a little more nerve-wracking. Last weekend when I was again visiting Kingston, I met a magician. And he’s agreed to let me interview him! A real live magician! *ahem* Once the interview is complete I plan to make an article out of it and sell it to a publication. Depending on the slant I put on it, I may pitch it to an online magazine for kids, a parenting magazine, or even as a general interest piece for the Huffington Post. At the moment I’m still coming up with questions. I have quite a few already, but I don’t want to miss anything important. Some of them will pertain to background information that might not even make it into the novel, but they’re things that are necessary for me to understand. Most of the interview will, I hope, shed some light on what makes a magic show fun to watch and what makes a magician want to perform. Not too much light though… it’s the mystery that makes watching worthwhile.

An awful lot is going into the making of my novel. With this article, not only will I have the benefit of the knowledge of someone in the business (a real live magician! *ahem*), but I’ll have something extra to add to my resumΓ©. One way or another, I’m having a blast. It’s all adding up to an experience that not a lot of people get.

Go me!

Author: LindaGHill

There's a writer in here, clawing her way out.

25 thoughts on “The Plan

  1. Good luck with the book writing πŸ™‚


  2. Congratulations! Bonus points that this is fun and enjoyable, instead of work-a-day, for you.


  3. Oooh, get you, quite the Pulitzer chaser aren’t you?
    Sounds like a fun project.
    At least interviewing a magician, you shouldn’t have any spelling problems, hahaha.

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  4. That’s great Linda πŸ™‚ Good Luck! Will be waiting for your article.


  5. Awesome and keep going


  6. Go you indeed! Now abracadabra…your novel will be a best seller! πŸ™‚


  7. Good job. Your interview with the magician might also give you new insights on national politics, misdirection and all.


  8. Congrats, Linda!! I have always been interested in knowing about magicians. Can’t wait to read about it.


  9. Wow, interviewing a real magician! I envy you πŸ™‚ I’d envy you even more if it was Criss Angel, but anyway. Good luck with the interview. I look forward to reading all about it later πŸ™‚


  10. Nice going scoring the interview.


  11. Yay! This made me so happy! Congrats. πŸ˜€


  12. Sounds great. I hope you can sell the article to a big publication. Good luck!


  13. Excellent opportunity Linda.


  14. Sounds exciting. My 15-year-old is a magician (really skilled at card magic), so he’s well-versed in that world. In fact, he’s at a national camp for magicians this week. He’d definitely approve of your premise!


  15. Go you! πŸ™‚


  16. that is so awesome Congratulations πŸ™‚


  17. That should be a wonderful interview. I have a friend who was just accepted as a magician at The Magic Castle in Hollywood. Your book sounds intriguing.


  18. Congratulations Linda, what a great scoop getting to interview a magician. I love the idea for your book as well πŸ™‚


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