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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 #126: Are ReWrites An Author's Path To Heaven or Hell?

In this episode, Chris and Alex explore the next segment of their GET YOUR WRITE ON series. Rewriting -- how to seed what you need in your stories so  the climax to pays off.  They talk almost exclusively about the secret pleasures of rewriting. There's finishing your first draft, reading it, finding what your story needs, and then going back and seeding those plot points and character moments and foreshadowing, etc. that will make your story sing. Come for the jokes, stay for the rewrites!

As authors, how your book, play or movie ends is the last chance to leave your audience feeling satisfied. They want to look back over the experience and feel you faithfully lead them on the journey, and that the ending made sense.  Rewriting is your opportunity to get the cuts, clues, and characters just right.

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