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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 #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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Tell The Damn Story, Unplugged: Trials of An Eisner Judge

Host Chris Ryan interviews co-host Alex Simmons while Alex is in San Diego as a judge for the comic industry’s prestigeous Eisener Awards. Click here. Recorded Sunday, April 14th TTDS Hosts:

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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.  So we’re turning back the clock to a previous episode, with some … Continue reading

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What’s the Right Question?

        In trying to decide what artistic arena to pursue, what is the right question to ask? Click here for my answer.

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Let’s Talk About Failure

Let’s. It’s that word, or act that many successful people speak of, as they paint a picture of how they brought themselves up by their bootstraps. Or, as they attempt to convince you that the program, product, or philosophy they … Continue reading

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How To Edit Yourself, Or Finding Confetti in a Snowstorm :)

Welcome to the second installment of my WriteRight Thanks-Giving Podcast series. Yes, it’s a mouthful title, but what the heck. Anyway, this time I address the question, “How do you edit your own work, and pull it together … and … 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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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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