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Tell The Damn Story #101: Where Can Writers Find Support? Sisters In Crime!

Alex and Chris introduce another interview from the Deadly Ink Mystery Writers Conference. Today we hear from not one but two local presidents of the national Sisters in Crime mystery writers organization, New Jersey President Linda Rawlins and Delaware Valley … Continue reading

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Tell The Damn Story #93: Life As A Story Pool = Inspiration, Imitation, Perspiration & Innovation

There are so many things that influence our storytelling. If we only scratch the surface we wind up repeating what’s gone before, in almost the same “voice.” But diving deeper into our own thoughts, feelings, and experiences helps separate imitation … Continue reading

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Tell The Damn Story Unplugged: What To Do When Writers Fail, pt 1

No matter how hard you try, sometimes the writing just doesn’t go the way you want. In this two-parter Chris and Alex discuss some of their most difficult and disappointing writing experiences and how they dealt with them. Their candid … Continue reading

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Tell The Damn Story Unplugged: What Kind of Characters Intrigue You?

Chris and Alex discuss what type (and archetype) of characters in life and fiction intrigue them the most, and how that influences their work. Here are their’s … CLICK. What are yours? Alex

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Tell The Damn Story (Flashback) “Character …”

Greetings All, Once again, we creatives (Chris & myself) are off doing what we doing what we do, which is why we couldn’t record an episode for today. ┬áSo we’re turning back the clock to a previous episode, with some … Continue reading

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Tell The Damn Story …

“WHERE THE MUSES SING,” OR “HOW THE HECK CAN YOU WRITE IN THERE?” I’m sure you’ve heard writers talking about needing solitude or at least some form of peaceful silence to get their head in the right place to write. … Continue reading

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