Category Archives: fiction

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 … Continue reading

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Horror Fiction: After The Party

By Christopher Ryan He ran a hand through thick gray hair as he peeked out the window at the holiday barbecue his sons were throwing. “They’re not kids anymore, ya know?” “Honey, they are in their mid-twenties,” his wife said … Continue reading

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How to Tell The Damn Story Summer Series, Part 1: Inspiration

‪Today I would like to share a podcast I do. @How to TELL THE DAMN STORY Summer Series” launches today with @BlackjackAD (Alex Simmons), @caseengaines, @herhymeswithme (Toney Jackson), and I discussing inspiration, focusing on how we get it and use … Continue reading

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The Cutest Infestation – A Horror Story

By Christopher Ryan We really didn’t notice until we were quarantined, and by then it was too late. They had won. In Before Times, we were busy going to work, getting kids to school, commuting to college, the gym, the … Continue reading

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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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Go Bráth (‘Til Doomsday) A Mallory and Gunner Short Story By Christopher Ryan

“They cheered their own deaths.” Detective Frank Mallory spat out the words like the poison they were. “They thought it was part of the parade.” Detective Alberto “Gunner” Gennaro, his partner in the Major Case Squad, tried to ease the … Continue reading

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I’ve Been Away Awhile, Rebuilding

I haven’t posted since mid-summer when I gushed about U2. Been rebuilding. This blog now appears on my new website, http://www.chrisryanwrites.com. Worth a look, if I do say so myself. Been rebuilding my social media presence, too. Much more Instagram, … 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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