Tell The Damn Story #120: A 2020 Look At Getting It Write

Alex and Chris launch a new decade with a new feature, “Get Yer Write On” offering practical advice on a wide range of storytelling skills, this week including Motivation (two kinds!), Character, Conflict, and Creating a Character’s Arc.

And that’s after discussing current events and personal news. All this and laughs! Don’t miss it!

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ALEX SIMMONS, award winning writer/speaker arts-n-ed consultant, writing coach. CHRIS RYAN,
Author of mysteries, children’s books, screenplays and novels
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Another Angel in Rock and Roll Heaven, Schoolhouse Rock That Is.

Sorry to hear this. I had the pleasure of meeting him a few years back when we did an event benefit for Ronald McDonald House and a hospital in Brooklyn. Great guy lots of fun. I truly understood where his music came from. Oh well one of us pick up the Baton and let’s keep running! They’re still children to entertain and educate! ✌🤣🌟👌🏼

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Tell The Damn Story #119: The Last Decade, Yours Mine & Ours

It’s TELL YOUR OWN DAMN STORY about the teens as Alex and Chris tell theirs. “We’ll leave “Best ofs” and “Top Ten” lists for others to share, and we are grateful for their ideas as we look back to look forward. This episode the cohosts we’ll be talking of books and films and TV and music that fueled us, and ask you, what fueled your creativity over the past decade?

Let’s celebrate together in preparation for roaring into the 20’s with new damn stories to tell a world that so needs our best!.

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Tell The Damn Story #118: What's A Creative To Do With 2019

This week Alex and Chris say goodbye to a decade –goodbye twenty-teens –and prep for 2020 by talking to Creatives about how they can use the technological and social media revolution of the last decade to curate the best fuel for their creativity in the new decade. Through reflection and action, we can avoid being programmed, block trolls, and contribute positively to where we all go next.

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Tell The Damn Story #117: IT IS THE TELL THE DAMN STORY CHRISTMAS SPECIAL!

Alex and Chris talk about fuel for creatives’ holiday productivity, going through lots of Christmas music and movies and TV shows discussing the themes of redemption and renewal and reunion and how we can use any or all of this to fuel our own creativity.

This episode offers a lot of fun and many suggestions for both your holiday entertainment and for creative nourishment during this busy time of year. Peace.

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Tell The Damn Story #116: A HOLIDAY VISIT TO THE LAIR!

With holiday shopping on our minds, Alex and Chris visit with Jorge Rodriguez, owner of the legendary comics and collectibles shop in The Bronx (known center of the multiverse), to discuss comics, collectibles, independents,  movie boosts to business, being creative in business, and who seems more together these days, DC or Marvel. Come on into The Lair, hang out, and enjoy this fascinating conversation.

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Tell The Damn Story #115: It's a Blackjack On Black Friday Weekend Scandal! Or Is It?

Alex and Chris talk about giving thanks during a time of division, about being dedicated to gratitude in a time where for some gratitude is difficult, and for others it may be cause for stress, and/or rebellion. 

Our co-hosts go deep as they discuss how creatives must overcome these and so many other challenges to get the word out on their creative output.  Especially when that could include being surprise blocked from posting Facebook ads due to alleged racial insensitivity when none exists in their ads! So Alex and Chris discuss all sorts of algorithm shenanigans that creatives have to deal with to tell their damn story!

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