Michael Kardos: A book so good, it’s magic

Michael Kardos novelOhio State University alum Michael Kardos had a problem. How could he keep his son busy while he was writing? The solution: promise to write story chapters for his son if he played quietly for a time. In a classic case of unexpected benefits, Kardos discovered that writing for his son made him realize the importance of writing for a sense of wonder.

Moving from writing for his child to writing for an adult audience, Kardos kept the sense of astonishment and trained it on the world of magic, specifically how a magician, already a has-been in her twenties, can find new ways to use her skill, those hundreds of hours of practice.

Listen in to hear the secrets of the trade from a former magician and full time author.

About Doug Dangler

Current: Host of Craft on WCBE, 90.5 FM, central Ohio's NPR station. Former: creator, host, and producer of Writers Talk
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