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Tell The Damn Story #144: WHAT “IFFING” TWILIGHT ZONE SEASON TWO

And no, we’re not PC cursing in the title.   Alex and Chris enjoy a fun and intriguing episode of Tell The Damn Story with special guest pop culture author, Caseen Gaines ( @caseengaines ), speculating about the upcoming season 2 … Continue reading

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Tell The Damn Story #133: In Creating Characters It’s Hard To Get Better Than Olmos

Today, Alex and Chris turn to veteran actor Edward James Olmos for wisdom and guidance when it comes to contributing to story. At least they do in the second half of this episode. In Part One, they talk about what … Continue reading

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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 # 125: VICTOR, A PAUSE TO PAY TRIBUTE

This week, Alex and Chris pay tribute to Archie Comics legend Victor Gorelick, the oldest editor in comics, who has died this week. He was a sweet guy, a major fount of comic industry knowledge, and a good friend to … Continue reading

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Tell The Damn Story #102: How “Cozy” Can Murder Be?

“…how cozy can murder be?” Continue reading

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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 #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: Genius High

“…what we write varies from simply earning a salary to exorcising our own demons, to righting wrongs and saving humankind…” Continue reading

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How To Put Character In Your Characters (Pt. 1)

Sometimes it’s good to go back and revisit discussions that shared aspects of creativity that still ring true. This is one of our original episodes that answered questions then, that people are still asking now.  So give a listen and … Continue reading

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