Tag Archives: #WIP

January 3, 2023 – Fussing Comes to an End and a Project is Complete

by Christopher Ryan I should have been editing Soul Scream. Or completing the uploading of Genius High. But opportunity called and I dove back in to … poetry. Dark horror crime poetry about the most modern of monsters. And I … Continue reading

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Music Monday – Wandering YouTube Yields a Moving Tom Petty Documentary

by Christopher Ryan It had been a long day working on final fussing over a narrative horror poetry collection, planning the final forms of a horror fiction series, wrestling with publishing schedules for those and two novel reboots, and discussing … Continue reading

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Jan. 2, 2023 – Making Wee Hours Wandering More Productive

By Christopher Ryan Occasionally, I awake in the wee hours, brain alive with thoughts that need immediate address (“Get Cheerios! Rewrite that chapter! Hey, let’s see what the bathroom looks like.”). Usually, this results in meandering around before discovering my … Continue reading

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Jan. 1, 2023 – a Pause Before Leaping (and a Cover Reveal!)

Today isn’t a new beginning, nor is it the turning of a page. I have been planning all this for a long time. What I am about attempt is to spend 2023 doing is neither guaranteed to work nor a … Continue reading

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WEDNESDAY WIP: Me

Today I turn 60 years old. And I feel like I have hardly begun. Yes, I have been an award-winning journalist, teacher, union president, Board of Education vice president, actor, producer, and director, but mostly, I’ve been a writer. I’ve … Continue reading

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SUNDAY CHILL Guest Blog: How to be the KoC (King of Chill) by Sonny Mehlman, chief security officer, Seamus and Nunzio Productions, LLC

Let’s be honest, some are born with gifts, some aren’t. This piece is for those of you not quite as fortunate as I am. While these abilities come to me naturally, I believe that if you follow my advice you … Continue reading

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Saturday Self- Promotion: Tell The Damn Story podcast is still relevant for aspiring and emerging writers

With 222 episodes under its belt, Tell The Damn Story, a podcast for aspiring and emerging writers, is not only going strong, it is improving, if I do say so myself. Full disclosure, I am one of the co-hosts of … Continue reading

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Let It a Suck Series: Joyce Carol Oates and Running Through Your Story Revisited

Continuing a re-share of some earlier blogs that fit the “Let It Suck” Series, here’s some great advise for writing and planning. Years ago, I attended the South Hampton Writers Conference, and one of the best speakers there was Joyce … Continue reading

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Let It Suck Series: Pacing 

Pacing is a tricky thing. And like every other element of writing I say let it suck, at first, but with a catch. Addressing pacing is kind of like playing along with music- you probably can’t get away with slapping … Continue reading

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Let It Suck Series:  Covers Get Rewrites Too

We’ve been talking about leaping into writing your story and not worrying. Just getting the story onto the page or screen is a huge accomplishment, makes the rewrite process a joy. Or at least easier. Same goes for covers. I … Continue reading

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