Category Archives: #inspiration

Getting to the chair is most of the battle

by Christopher Ryan With the start of 2022, one of my priorities is increasing productivity. I even created a daily schedule for myself. While adhering to that schedule has not been perfect, there has been one undeniable success: more productivity. … Continue reading

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Scheduling Can Support Productivity

by Christopher Ryan Post-holidays and amidst rising Covid numbers, ugly weather, the one year anniversary of Jan. 6, and other bleak news, it can be hard for independent creatives to get going and maintain productivity. Something as simple as a … Continue reading

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Here’s to You, 2022

by Christopher Ryan Last night was a pretty honest mess. Miley’s party was self-conscious and apologetic. Ryan Seacrest’s joy seemed forced, almost desperate. And seeing Anderson Cooper drunk on air again just underscored how few fucks we have left to … Continue reading

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The Seductive Lie of Karli Morgenthau

Marvel is pushing the limits of superhero entertainment, asking difficult questions about who gets power and a voice in the world, and they are making the argument excellently well, offering an intriguing range of views for us to consider at … Continue reading

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The Falcon and The Winter Soldier is The Show America Needs Right Now

America is in turmoil right now. Well, it has been most of my life, and I’ve been around for a long time. There is an ongoing clash between the Idea of America and the Reality of America. The latter is … Continue reading

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Spreading the Word on TTDS

When not blogging or writing fiction, my other creative outlet is a podcast called TELL THE DAMN STORY. Here’s a promotion for it that my co-host, the legendary Alex Simmons, created on his phone from his hospital bed. Worth a … Continue reading

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A Return to Learning as a Writer

I have a break from my day job as a teacher this week and have been filling it as a student of writing. And yes, it has been a thrilling week. First, I am getting more involved with writing associations … Continue reading

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New Milford Life: 2020 Needs The Lights

By Christopher Ryan The late fall evenings have been deeply dark, like dusk got fired and midnight was forced to come in to work early. Night descends quickly around 5 pm and that seems to figure into all that 2020 … 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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