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.
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.