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'Merlin's Musings' is an amazing book that succeeds on a number of levels. Yes, it's chock-full on invaluable how-to advice for both the established, successful writer and the writer wannabe. For the infinitely-reasonable sum of $16, screenwriters can get a tantalizing taste of Sally B. Merlin, one of the finest script doctors/consultants in the industry. But 'Merlin's Musings' is much, much more. Yes, it is filled with fascinating Hollywood anecdotes accumulated by a woman who's been in the screen trade for thirty-plus eventful years. It's a brisk, breezy read that - once you've sampled a chapter or two - is as hard to put down as the tastiest bag of potato chips you've ever eaten. Yet, at the same time, this collection is such a satisfying read that you'll want to linger over it and savor each of the 53 chapters. In short, it's the perfect bedside companion - and, a wonderful gift. Not only is 'Merlin's Musings' a book you'll return to over and again, it is an invaluable literary resource, a valentine to writers everywhere, and a Life primer. The section titled 'Magic' is just that. Magic. (On a personal note, when I read 'A Day Without Words,' I fell in love with Sally. Literally. She is her voice: sweet, authentic and spiritual.) To repeat: 'Merlin's Musing' is a wonderful gift. Valentine's Day isn't far off. Do yourself and your special someone a favor: give the gift that is Sally to someone you love. Prepare to be enchanted.