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Tell The Damn Story

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Where we interview and talk about the challenges and successes of writing books, comics, film, and other creative arts and pop culture topics.


Tell The Damn Story 167: How To Make Creative Sparks Fly

Where do story Ideas come from and do you grow them?

That's a question both Chris I have heard countless times over many years. Because writing is very much a personal experience, there are many ways to answer that it.  So in this episode, we decided not only to tell how, but also to show how.  We us a few writing exercises to spur positive creativity.  And we're hoping it will do the same for our listeners, for whom we are very grateful. 

But just before we do, we take a moment to pay tribute to actor David Prowse (Darth Vader). We even share a couple of stories about meeting him some years ago.

So sit back, grab a pen and paper and flex your imagination.

  • Suggestion: After listening to this episode, try the exercise we demonstrate.  Then send us your *results in the comments section, or via our email address.  (*No more than a paragraph or two.)
  • BONUS: EMAIL your exercise results and we'll send you a FREE PDF copy of one of our short story anthologies, "BLACKJACK: SHOOTERS." 

Nuff said.  Go to it!

  • Have any comments or questions for this episode topics?

Then please leave them in our comments section.  Or write to us at:

#BlackjackShooters #GeniusHigh #CityOfWoe #CityOfSin #Plots #Writers #Starwars #darthvader  #Davidprowse #amwriting #writingexercises #writing

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