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Lightning Bugs Hang Out All Night Long

So I decided to get off drugs. Sleep aids, actually, because I live a roguishly rough and tumble life. They haven’t been completely successful and they often leave me sluggish in the morning, requiring more drugs, morning drugs, which for … 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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Will TWD Season 6 Finale Be Kirkman’s Revenge?

The dread has been building all season. Negan’s coming.  The dread has gotten worse over the past few episodes as it became so clear.  Negan’s coming.  And Kirkman is going to have his revenge on all of us.    You … Continue reading

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BvS vs. Daredevil Season 2, et al: Spectacle Vs. Story

First things first; congratulations to Batman Vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice for crushing  it at the box office worldwide in its first weekend. Over $440 million is awesome. I wish it even more success. However, I must admit I came … Continue reading

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When the Babies Arrive

You’ve written and rewritten and rewritten your novel. Gotten beta readers and proofreaders to go through it, maybe copy editors and lime editors if you’re able. Everything that can be done has been done. Cover have been designed, tweaked, polished, … Continue reading

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Making it Suck Less: Rewriting is the Key to Success

So we’ve explored ways to get your story out of your head and onto the computer screen. We’ve agreed to quit worrying and let it suck (for now) and we’ve got ourselves a draft. Now what? Well, some of us … 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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