The Magic Newsletter

Rory Adams
Top stories and breakdowns for magicians.
Created 10 Dec 2020
  • Peter Turner Makes $420k in Three Weeks
    17 Sep 2021 • 2 min read • 2 0
    Psst, Only Ideas is now called One Ahead, and every subscriber gets weekly Top Stories like these… Hello! Welcome to the first Top Stories post, a free weekly magic roundup, direct to your inbox. Prev...
  • Three Thoughts On Creativity
    16 Sep 2021 • < 1 min read • 10 5
    I met Nate when I was 21. I was consulting on a TV show in London, and when I first arrived at his hotel with the show’s director, I was completely exhausted and terribly overworked. It was clear that...
  • An Important Announcement
    15 Sep 2021 • < 1 min read • 6 2
    GIPHY Hi, Everyone. Thanks for your support over the last nine months since I launched this Substack newsletter for magicians. This is only a quick note to say that I’ve changed the name from Only Ide...
  • Make $1 Million With A Magic Product
    09 Sep 2021 • < 1 min read • 21 14
    Magic is a teenie tiny niche — but it’s still possible to generate over a million dollars with one product. I’m not going to tell you how to create a million-dollar magic trick, but I will teach you h...
  • Change How You Think About Changes
    02 Sep 2021 • < 1 min read • 13 3
    When I’m consulting on a project, and a client tells me they intend to make something huge disappear, my first question is, “Can we just make it appear instead?” Method wise — It’s much easier to make...
  • 12 Things Every Magician Can Do Today
    26 Aug 2021 • 7 min read • 16 5
    Hello, there. For the past seven years, I have written, produced and consulted for television shows around the globe. I’ve worked with talent in and outside of magic, from Dynamo and Justin Willman to...
  • I did not expect THAT response...
    21 Aug 2021 21 17
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  • 7 Variations Of Bestselling Tricks
    19 Aug 2021 • < 1 min read • 17 5
    I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again… Making magic your own > making your own magic. Laypeople will not know or care if your trick is a version of something that already exists. They will notice...
  • Harness The Power of Dual Reality
    12 Aug 2021 • < 1 min read • 14 4
    Look, some of these posts reveal principles that consultants utilise often. This is one of those posts, so keep these secrets safe and use them with a smug sense of superiority 👍🏼. What even is dual...
  • SNEAK PEEK: Only Methods
    05 Aug 2021 • < 1 min read • 16 5
    When magicians enjoyed Only Ideas, I wrote a sequel but never published it because other things took priority. Now, I actually much prefer this more engaging and interactive newsletter format. Here ar...
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