Scott's Thoughts is written for magic club newsletters. It's intent is to give the membership something more than what they are getting from the mainstream magic magazines and to help the club secretary fill the newsletter with valuable information not found anywhere else. The monthly articles are sent by the 15th of each month but are also available on a bi-monthly, bi-annual, or annual basis for not much more that the cost of a club's annual membership dues.

The areas covered include every theoretical aspect of our art including: promotion, building and maintaining your magic library, when to say "no", the hierarchy of magic, networking, approaching a group, illusionists vs. "box men", caring for your props, remembering names, and audience dynamics. The emphasis each month is on keeping magic entertaining and putting your personality into your performances. Articles frequently include topical events such as complete reviews of selected magic conventions and TV magic specials. Many club members keep back issues for reference; however, there are five years worth of material now available in bound editions of Scott's Thoughts and one special edition including all material previously published in various magic magazines. Such material includes how to improve your short memory of names ("The Sweetest Sound"), dealing with hecklers ("The Antagonistic Audience Member"), and tricks to perform while strolling ("Thinking On Your Feet - Thoughts On Strolling Magic").

Scott's award winning articles have appeared in various magazines including Genii, The Linking Ring, M.U.M., Marketing Magic, and Juggler's World. He is also a regular columnist for MAGIC Magazine and a contributing editor for The Magic Menu.

BASIC SERVICE

12 current issues sent monthly by the 15th of each month. May include comments on topical events and current reviews of conventions and/or television specials.

Basic Service (camera ready hard copies - mailed or faxed.............$18.00

Basic Service (floppy disk)............................................................$35.00

Basic Service (uploaded via e-mail)................................................$15.00

BI-MONTHLY SERVICE

Six transmissions of two current articles mailed by the 15th of every other month.

Bi-Monthly Service (camera ready hard copies - mailed or faxed)........$15.00

Bi-Monthly Service (floppy disk).......................................................$25.00

Bi-Monthly Service (uploaded via e-mail)...........................................$15.00

BI-ANNUAL SERVICE

Six articles mailed twice a year. First set of articles will include material previously published in other newsletters. Second set will include prior six month's current articles.

Bi-Annual Service (camera ready hard copies - mailed or faxed)............$15.00

Bi-Annual Service (floppy disk)...........................................................$25.00

Bi-Annual Service (uploaded via e-mail)...............................................$15.00

ANNUAL SERVICE

12 articles mailed at one time. Will include material previously published in other newsletters but not yet in the mainstream magic magazines.

Annual Service (camera ready hard copies - mailed or faxed)...............$15.00

Annual Service (floppy disk)..............................................................$18.00

Annual Service (uploaded via e-mail)..................................................$15.00

3 1/2" floppy disks are IBM compatible. Include fax number or phone number for fax transmission or e-mail address for Internet transfer. All prices are postpaid when mailed in the U.S.. All foreign orders will require additional postage except when e-mailed. For a subscription call Scott Wells at 713-524-0147 or send e-mail to swells4691@aol.com.


TABLE OF CONTENTS: Year #1

Showdown At High Noon

How Do We Look

What's Wrong With This Picture?

Restaurant Etiquette

Only You Can Promote Yourself

Selling Yourself

Tips From The "Cos"

When To Say "No"

Magic Related Stress

Angle of Invisibility

Trix Are For Kids

What Do You Want To Be When You Grow Up?

Eulogy For The Forks Hotel


TABLE OF CONTENTS: Year #2

Convention Contests (Part 1)

Convention Contests (Part 2)

The Stages of Magic or The Hierarchy of Magical Skill (Part 1)

The Stages of Magic or The Hierarchy of Magical Skill (Part 2)

The Skill Sheet

Follow Up To The Hierarchy of Magic

The Problem With Magic Clubs

It's A Matter of Attitude

What Makes You Think That They Want To Watch You?

Missed Opportunities

The Lecture Analysis Form

The Approach

Silent Appreciation


TABLE OF CONTENTS: Year #3

Are We That Important?

To Err Is Human, To Learn Is Devine

What Do I Charge?

Networking

Collecting or Accumulating?

Building and Maintaining Your Magic Library

Closing The Deal

The Box Men

Freshness

Keep It Entertaining

How Much Is Enough?

Who Am I?


TABLE OF CONTENTS: Year #4

Pressed Between The Pages Of My Mind

The College of Creativity

The Similarities Are Elementary

Care And Feeding of Your Props

Houdini's Greatest Secret

Give `Em What They Want

Pushing The Limits

Close-Up Encounters of the Third Kind

Choices

Sex and Magic

Audience Dynamics

Commanding Authority


TABLE OF CONTENTS: Year #5

Magic Talk

To Improvise or Not to Improvise

Is Mentalism Boring?

That's Enchantment!

Will Perform for Food

Commercial or Practical?

Secrets

Still Working for Food

Dying From Exposure?

Birds of a Feather

Some Advice for the Young (two parts)

TABLE OF CONTENTS: Year #6

Volunteers of America

The Techno-Savvy Spectator

Free For All

To Eat or Not to Eat . . .

Time Warped

Bigger Than They Used To Be

Para-Classics

Serving Two Masters

To Be or Not To Be?

Now We See in a Mirror Dimly

And Now For My Next Trick . . .

Where Did It Go?

Published Thoughts (Available in a separate bound format)

The Sweetest Sound

How Are We Perceived?

The Antagonistic Audience Member

An Island In The Sun

The Dream Comes Alive

Restaurant Etiquette

Dress For Success

Eulogy for the Forks Hotel

Here's a TIP . . . Accept Only GEMS

How Much Is Enough?

Magic-Related Stress

Silent Appreciation

Thinking On Your Feet (Thoughts On Strolling Magic)


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All materials copyright 1996

Scott Wells
3613 W. Clay Street
Houston, TX 77019-3705