Missing Writing Cons? Here’s One For Free

Alex Simmons and I do a podcast for creatives, especially writers, called TELL THE DAMN STORY. Since COVID-19 took away summer writing conferences this year, we decided to create one for you.

We invited pop culture author and journalist Caseen Gaines, spoken word poet, children’s author, and songwriter Toney Jackson, and, for panels three and four, newly published slam poet legend and co-founder of Black Nerd Problems Omar Holman to help us.

With a ton of humor and anecdotes and do’s and don’ts, we offer insight and advice on major areas of the creative process.

Panel 1 (episode 146) focuses on inspiration and where it comes from.

Panel 2 (episode 147) is all about the discipline of getting your butt in a seat and writing.

(Clockwise from top left) me, Toney Jackson, Omar Holmon, and Caseen Gaines. Alex Simmons took this screen shot.

Panel 3 (episode 148) focuses on editing your work, from first draft to final polish.

And in Panel 4 (episode 149) we discuss promotion, social media, and getting your work out there.

There are no strings attached here. The whole series is offered free for nothing as our way of helping to take up the slack because COVID-19 came to the party and spat in the punch bowl.

Enjoy the panels, recommend them to aspiring writers who may benefit from them, toss a link to here on social media if you want. It is all about helping each other cope, grow, and improve individually and as part of the greater writing community.

(Clockwise from top left) Toney Jackson, Alex Simmons, Omar Holmon (in the wee little circle), Caseen Gaines, and me.

Panel 1: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/tell-the-damn-story/id1359264823?i=1000482666402

Panel 2: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/tell-the-damn-story/id1359264823?i=1000484374001

Panel 3: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/tell-the-damn-story/id1359264823?i=1000485429099

Panel 4: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/tell-the-damn-story/id1359264823?i=1000486173442

About chrisryanwrites

I do my best to tell fast-paced stories with humor and heart. My fiction work is available on amazon.com. Here, I’ll write about the sources for those stories from what I read, watch, listen to, and observe to my experiences as a former award-winning journalist, high school teacher, actor, and producer.
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