Category Archives: digital publishing

Alex Simmons’ Blackjack: A Quiet Coup

By Christopher Ryan and Alex Simmons There are only two cars on the street. One is running. A driver sits behind the wheel and another man is standing outside. They are talking. All around them the streets are deserted. All … Continue reading

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Writing podcast – new episode

I do a podcast with Blackjack creator Alex Simmons about writing and related topics. This episode is about finding the time to write even when your schedule is exhausting. I hope this is helpful. https://wp.me/p2yHYd-iE

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What are you doing during this snow day? Read!

While I am grateful that those who read this blog come from all over, my information on where the majority live suggests that most will experience some part of today’s serious snow storm. In hopes of helping you through your … Continue reading

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Is Indy Publishing in Peril?

Blackjack creator Alex Simmons and I are back with another episode of our podcast TELL THE DAMN STORY. Today we discuss the shifting landscape of marketing Indy books, and how level playing fields seem to be shrinking …. https://anchor.fm/alex-simmons6/episodes/Tell-The-Damn-Story-UNPLUGGED-Is-Indie-Publishing-In-Peril-e1553e

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How to Tell The Damn Story – Book Recommendations

So, this short video recommends two books I am hot on right now, one about writing fiction, the other about writing comics. I hope you find this helpful. Let me know in the comments section.

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Blackjack: Ransom for a Dead King, chapters 11 and 12

We continue with the next installments of this thrilling adventure for your entertainment. All previous chapters are available on this blog. Enjoy!

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Blackjack: Ransom for a Dead King, Chapters 7, 8, 9, and 10

We need to catch up to the thrilling adventures of Alex Simmons’ Blackjack, recently nominated for. Glyph Award as Best Black Male Character. I was honored to write with Alex the serialized adventure “Blackjack: Ransom for a Dead King” and … Continue reading

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Blackjack: Ransom for a Dead King, chapters 5 and 6

 Here are the next two chapters of “Blackjack: Ransom for a Dead King” I. Am offering with Blackjack creator Alex Simmons. All previous chapters are available free on this blog (chrisryanwrites@wordpress) for your enjoyment.                  … Continue reading

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Chapter 4 – “Blackjack: Ransom for a Dead King”

We had a bit of trouble this week but finally, here is chapter 4. All earlier chapters can be found right on this blog, free for your entertainment. Please let us know if this experiment is working for you!    … Continue reading

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“Blackjack: Ransom for a Dead King”                                                                               An Adventurous Gift for You

There are so many ways to tell a story. Print, e-books, audio, just to name a few, are growing in popularity as part of the Indy book movement (despite the doctored figures big publishers want people to believe). Podcasting and … Continue reading

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