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Tell The Damn Story #129: WITH SUSPECTS AND RED HERRINGS, WHICH ONE TO CHOOSE? IT’S A MYSTERY!

This week Alex and Chris sing the coronavirus blues, absolutely diss Agatha Christie, and discuss structuring a mystery, the value of red herrings, and why we need suspects, all accomplished between our usual chuckles. Click here to hear. We know … 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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Who Are They And Why Are They Saying Those Stupid Things?

“If it’s true that there are “only 7 plots in the world…” is true, then how on earth can a writer create anything that hasn’t been done before? Continue reading

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How Do You Juggle Writing With Your “Life?”

Greetings: During this holiday season, I’ve decided to share some of the insight and experience I’ve had, as well as lessons learned. A number of people have asked me some questions, and here is my answer to one of them. … Continue reading

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Oh! THESE Are My Super Powers!

Earlier today I was griping, and a long friend said, “No worries, we’ll just write our way out of all this…” This simple line reminded me why creative people exist in society. Our super power are 1) Envision Vision, 2) … Continue reading

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Mind the Art

Salutations. It’s been over a year since I posted thoughts, ideas, or press in this particular digital storefront window. I haven’t been creatively dry during that time – more like adrift, periodically bobbing into project shores, and then floating back … Continue reading

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I Remember 9/11 — Part 2

Part 2 That evening, to ease some of the tension, we took an stroll in our neighborhood and stopped at the local candy store to buy the children some ice cream. We’d done this many times before. It was so … Continue reading

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Be Gone Too Long

Greetings All: I’m BACK! To keep this short, I’m the person so busy doing things, that stopping to write about them just doesn’t come easy. And as a pro writer and teaching artist … well, time away from writing is … Continue reading

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“Political Porridge: Too Hot, Too Cold, Or Just Plain Empty?”

 Recently when asked (via a Facebook posting) … “As succinctly as you can, and with no partisan chest beating, tell me what you think are the greatest issues facing America this election season?” I replied … “Impaired politicians, corporate controlled … Continue reading

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NEVER UNDERESTIMATE A CHILD’S CAPACITY TO COMPREHEND – Part 2

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“A Lesson in Jr. Junior Journalism, or Tiny Tots Can Teach You, Too” Impish is a great word. It suggests a playful trait, with just a dash of – you could be a pain if you worked at it. My … Continue reading

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