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Where we'll talk about books, comics, film, conventions, and other creative arts and pop culture topics.

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Tell The Damn Story #95: With Millions of Stories To Compete Against, What Makes Mine Better Or Different?

Many, many students ask the same question, sometimes with subtle variations. How can I come up with a new idea? Why bother, mine won't be as good? Will anybody even read my story? How can I make mine better? And so it goes on. In this episode, Alex Simmons explores 5 ways to address these questions and the process. Click here for a Story Pool List Guide. Click here to get a list of 20 Character Bio Questions to help you create yours. Have comments or questions for us? Leave them in our comments section. Or write: TTDSOnAir@gmail.com

40 MIN1 weeks ago
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Tell The Damn Story #95: With Millions of Stories To Compete Against, What Makes Mine Better Or Different?

Tell The Damn Story #94: Why Do You Tell Your Damn Stories?

Writers often talk about character motivations. Basically why do they do what they do? Though that is a major question, another equally important one is, Why Do We, the Writers Do What We Do? Alex explores that question because the answer often impacts and empowers our choices for topics, plots, characters, genres, and audience. Sometimes, more than we suspect. Have comments or questions for us? Leave them in our comments section. Or write: TTDSOnAir@gmail.com

47 MIN2 weeks ago
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Tell The Damn Story #94: Why Do You Tell Your Damn Stories?

Tell The Damn Story #93: Life As The 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 from innovation. In this episode, Alex shares the process that's lead to him writing some of the most iconic characters in fiction. Click here for a Story Pool List Guide. Have comments or questions for us? Leave them in our comments section. Or write: TTDSOnAir@gmail.com

44 MIN3 weeks ago
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Tell The Damn Story #93: Life As The Story Pool = Inspiration, Imitation, Perspiration & Innovation

Latest Episodes

Tell The Damn Story #95: With Millions of Stories To Compete Against, What Makes Mine Better Or Different?

Many, many students ask the same question, sometimes with subtle variations. How can I come up with a new idea? Why bother, mine won't be as good? Will anybody even read my story? How can I make mine better? And so it goes on. In this episode, Alex Simmons explores 5 ways to address these questions and the process. Click here for a Story Pool List Guide. Click here to get a list of 20 Character Bio Questions to help you create yours. Have comments or questions for us? Leave them in our comments section. Or write: TTDSOnAir@gmail.com

40 MIN1 weeks ago
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Tell The Damn Story #95: With Millions of Stories To Compete Against, What Makes Mine Better Or Different?

Tell The Damn Story #94: Why Do You Tell Your Damn Stories?

Writers often talk about character motivations. Basically why do they do what they do? Though that is a major question, another equally important one is, Why Do We, the Writers Do What We Do? Alex explores that question because the answer often impacts and empowers our choices for topics, plots, characters, genres, and audience. Sometimes, more than we suspect. Have comments or questions for us? Leave them in our comments section. Or write: TTDSOnAir@gmail.com

47 MIN2 weeks ago
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Tell The Damn Story #94: Why Do You Tell Your Damn Stories?

Tell The Damn Story #93: Life As The 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 from innovation. In this episode, Alex shares the process that's lead to him writing some of the most iconic characters in fiction. Click here for a Story Pool List Guide. Have comments or questions for us? Leave them in our comments section. Or write: TTDSOnAir@gmail.com

44 MIN3 weeks ago
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Tell The Damn Story #93: Life As The Story Pool = Inspiration, Imitation, Perspiration & Innovation

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