Helping Writers Become Authors
L. Ron Hubbard, New York City, circa 1940
MAGIC OUT OF A HAT by L. RON HUBBARD
During the Writers of the Future workshop, students learn the ropes from professional writers, past and present. One of the classic essays that Contest winners study is L. Ron Hubbard’s “Magic Out of a Hat,” which finds creative inspiration in common objects, including fellow pulp fiction writer Arthur J. Burks’ soon to be uncommon wastebasket.
This writing essay by L. Ron Hubbard is the subject of the Writers of the Future Podcast interview with Orson Scott Card. It also happens to be Scott’s favorite essay on writing by L. Ron Hubbard.