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Tell The Damn Story

236 EpisodesProduced by Alex Simmons & Chris RyanWebsite

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 183: "How to Structure Stories and Opening Scenes"

This week, Alex and Chris discuss the value of story structure, and offer tips on how to go about gaining a good foundation, internalizing it, and then applying and adjusting the "rules" to create your own original story. We also discuss ways to open your story and offer several examples from famous books and movies for you to check out. Oh, and Chris has a battle with Aaron Sorkin that Sorkin will never know about. 

Editor's Notes:
Here are links to ... 

The book, The Writer's Journey 

Info on the movie ... The Courier ... 

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