Hey guys, I'm a little bit confused. I've been doing magic for 3 years now, and I'm kinda stuck. I'm trying to refine and/or finalize my routines for closeup magic. However, every time i go to do so, i think I've gotten where I want to, but then i think, "Oh wait a minute! Thats another way I could do it!". I've also found that developing the correct patter and presentation is extremely difficult. I constantly try to envision my ideal performance, yet every time i do, i surface with more questions than answers. The major things I'm trying to figure out are -What kind of performace environment do I want to create with these effects? -What performance style suits me the best? -How do I structure my effects, so that there is a flow? -How long should a performance be? -What kind of moment do i want to create for the spectator? -Do I have a skill or an ability? Am I doing tricks or effects? -How do i let the audience make the magic their own? So, obiviously there is alot on my mind. Naturally, I'm seeking some real professional advice. So, Does anyone have any ideas of some good, solid, DVDs or Books, that will focus on magic theory and performace, and making the magic my own?