No matter if you are a total beginner or a working pro, keeping a magic diary or journal is one of the most useful steps you can take to develop your magic. You can record notes for many different things, magic related, humerus thoughts and quotes, trick ideas, philosophical musings, points to remember when you next perform a routine. Built up over time, this becomes an extremely valuable collection of ideas and techniques, you can refer back to whenever you want.
Performed a magic trick and received a funny response from a spectator?, heard a great patter line, but don’t know where it would fit with your current material? Put it all in a diary and it’s never forgotten. As you progress though your study of magic, you are bound to forget so much. The magicians diary is your friend, always there to keep it all safe and archived.
John Bodine and Theron Schaub have just released a stunning magicians journal. A beautiful reproduction of the original 1902 Expert at the Card Table publication. On the outside, it’s a perfect facsimile, however, leaf through the pages and you’ll discover an empty canvas for new ideas. All the text has been removed, however the publisher has left all 101 drawings by M.D. Smith in their respective positions. Some might say this will get in the way, but we think it’s a simple reminder of what this journal is for.
Fill its pages with everything from annotations to new ideas. It will become one of your most prized possessions!