Tell The Damn Story-Unplugged #65: What Ever Happened To 2018?

Alex Simmons, Alex Simmons, writer/speaker, consultant with his InkPot Award.
Chris Ryan,
Author of mysteries, children’s books, screenplays and novels

Hey Folks:

It the end of the year and a time to reflect on what went right, wrong and somewhere in between. And this is the time that most of us discover that we may have gained far more than we’ve ever lost.

So, join co hosts Alex and Chris as they look back on the turbulent time we know as 2018.

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Tell The Damn Story-Unplugged: Pulp, Partners. Deadlines and the “N” Word

Sometimes writing stories about the past challenges our present day sensibilities, and more.

Alex and Chris reveal how the pressures of writing two short stories in two weeks, required research, reflection, and restraint.

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

 

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Tell The Damn Story-Unplugged: How Is “Done Is Better Than Perfect?

Alex is doing an early morning solo as he ponders the artistic side of the popular online mantra, “Done Is Better Than Perfect.”

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Chris Ryan,
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Tell The Damn Story-Unplugged: Chris Interviews Mystery Writer, Art Taylor!

Mystery writer

Back in October, Chris went on a solo mission to Deadly Ink Writer’s Conference in central New Jersey. While honing his own crime fiction writing skills he interviewed several other talented authors. So listen well to his third of six, as they share their highly developed writing skills, habits and tips. Attentive persons, meet mystery writer Art Taylor.

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

 

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Tell The Damn Story Unplugged: Stripping Comics Strips (Or What’s Behind Creation) with Jerry Craft

 

In this episode host Alex Simmons interviews graphic novelist, creator/writer, and children’s book illustrator, JERRY CRAFT. Jerry shares some of the funny but also twisted turns he had to take as a black artist, creating black non-stereotypical characters in the comics world.

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[*This is half of an interview I did with Jerry about his homework and about his impressions of my character Blackjack. If you’d like to hear the Blackjack portion of his interview let me know in the comments below.]

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Tell The Damn Story Unplugged: STAN LEE HAS COME AND GONE

The Real “True Believer” is gone.
Alex and Chris share thoughts and personal memories about the legend that was Stan Lee. As Alex put it, “he was the P.T. Barnum of the comics industry … the face of Marvel…” His collaborations with many great artists, and his business and marketing savvy helped build a multi-billion dollar property.

*After the show leave a comment about your favorite Stan Lee creation, story, saying, or appearance.)

 

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Tell The Damn Story Unplugged: How Does A The Hollywood Film Deal Work? Part 2

Welcome to the Part Two of Alex and Chris’ discussion about the facts and fancies surrounding the quest for a Hollywood film or TV deal? Is all the negotiating, research, paperwork, waiting and more a road to fortune and fame, or disillusion and shame?

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

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