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about 3 years ago
# Episode 52 - Typehammer Turns One
Celebrate the one year anniversary of the launch of Typehammer with us and learn about the magic "Prestige" trick when writing, finding your blogging voice, and using [Novelize](http://www.getnovelize.com/) to plan your novel.
## Reading Spotlight
[00:01:17] John's not reading anything.
Mike, also reading nada.
Eric is reading [The Bismark](https://www.inkshares.com/books/the-bismark?referral_code=50e3b096), a novel by one of our listeners, Lou Yuhasz.
## What's happening online
### Indiana Jones: Learning Scriptwriting from Tom Stoppard
[00:03:36] [Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade: Learning from Stoppard](http://creativescreenwriting.com/indiana-jones-and-the-last-crusade-learning-from-stoppard/) looks at the revisions Tom Stoppard made to Jeffrey Boam's script shows the many ways Stoppard improved the script in these areas:
* Comic Reversals
### A Short Fiction Trick
[00:04:39] [A Short Fiction Trick](https://coldhandboyack.wordpress.com/2016/04/09/a-short-fiction-trick/) by Coldhandboyack.
I relate this story structure to a magic trick. I learned the words in a movie called The Prestige. It’s been a few years, so I had to Google the words to refresh my memory. The premise is the stages of an illusion performed on stage.
The Setup: Get the central idea in there right away. The title of the story isn’t too soon. Show the audience readers what the illusion story is about.
The Performance: This part is relative to The Setup, but it’s all about misdirection and deception.
The Prestige: This is the "ooh aah" part of the story. This is the big revelation that readers never saw coming.
### 24 Things
[00:05:37] Another list of [24 Things that Only Writers Know](http://thoughtcatalog.com/ryan-holiday/2015/02/24-things-that-only-writers-know-from-writers/)
### Crowdsourcing For Hire
[00:07:07] [Crowds on Demand](https://story.californiasunday.com/crowds-on-demand) discusses a service you can hire to get a crowd on demand. You could do your own buzz building by hiring a crowd to come to your book signing.
## Tech Focus - Novelize
[Novelize](http://www.getnovelize.com/) is a web-based SaaS application. It is touted to be much like Scrivener or Apollopad. A free account lets you try one novel and notebook. There's also many more features available only in the paid version.
## Craft Talk - Blogging
[00:18:42] Let's talk about blogging! Eric's been trying to write some blog posts. He found an article [14 Little Things to Make Your Content Better](https://www.portent.com/blog/internet-marketing/15-little-things-make-blog-post-content-better.htm) that was helpful, but he's always looking for more ideas to make his blog writing better.
[Butterick's Practical Typography](http://practicaltypography.com/)
Some author blogs:
* K.M. Weiland's [Helping Writers Become Authors](https://www.helpingwritersbecomeauthors.com/)
* [Go into the story](http://gointothestory.blcklst.com/)
* [Write to Done](http://writetodone.com/)
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