Tell The Damn Story #92: 7 Top Sources For Good Story Ideas

In this episode Alex identifies and underlines the 7 important sources writers explore for stories. From an item on your desk to a tragic moment in life, artists must look to the inner and outer world, in order to reflect it.  Listen to the episode and download our free list for future reference.
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Tell The Damn Story #91: Fathers and Sons In Fact and Fiction

Alex and Chris celebrate Father’s Day talking about the influence of fathers (and mothers!) present or not, being fathers, and the impact of fictional fathers on us, as well as infamous fictional sons and daughters, including Batman, 4 Robins, Batgirl, Spider-Man, This Is Us (yep!), Odin, Blackjack, Captain America, Raven, and Black Panther. Whew!

Happy Father’s Day, one.

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Chris Ryan,
Author of mysteries, children’s books, screenplays and novels

 

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Tell The Damn Story #90: Re-Entry: How Creatives Exist in More Than One World.

Alex and Chris discuss what Chris calls the “come down” from being heavily engaged in the creative process; the time when we’re not quite out of our creative world and not quite in our every day world. The results can be challenging, hilarious, and sometimes a little confusing. Alex recorded this episode during his own come down from his latest creative efforts, adding an interesting twist to this episode.

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The other Dynamic Duo.

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Tell The Damn Story #89: How Do We Learn In Order To Create?

Based on a few things that happened this past week,  on Alex’s Facebook Live webinar, and on Chris attending a major writers’ conference, as well as  questions from their respective students, Chris and Alex explore, “How do you learn to write a good story?”  “Where do  ideas come from?”  And facing those challenges. “How do we continue to do what we do?” 
 
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Tell The Damn Story #88: Confronting Creative Darkness and Why Bother?

For the Memorial Day weekend, Alex & Chris take a look at creative demons and angels in an unusual way.  First Chris shares some honest and painful insight into his own struggles with doubt and fears, while trying to build his career.  Then it’s a look at Alex’s creative battles, but through his being interviewed by Jerzy and Rob, co-hosts of the podcast LEAN INTO ART.

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It’s another of TTDS‘ revealing experiments in artistic transparency, but from an additional point of view.
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Tell The Damn Story #87: WHAT MUST WE DO FOR OUT ART?

Returning tired and inspired from a weekend comic con in Philadelphia, co-host Alex Simmons goes solo for this episode.  His time at the East Coast Black Age of Comics Convention left him with many thoughts about artists, choices, life and death, and what we lose and gain for our art.

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Chris Ryan,
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Tell The Damn Story #86: Why Care Who You Write For?

In this week’s episode, Alex and Chris discuss why care who you write for, yourself or an audience.  Does it make a difference as long as you tell the story in your head?
Does knowing who you’re trying to reach affect what you write and how you accomplish that task?  Does making that decision ahead of time affect the quality of your work, the topics you’ll tackle, or the genre you’ll use?
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