Posts by chrisryanwrites

2018: Highlights from the Year That Was a Decade Long

Wanna know how long 2018 was? Avengers: Infinity War was in 2018. Black Panther was in 2018. Last January we looked forward to checking out the news, now most of us view it as a chore, or as outright painful. It feels like we experienced 2018 as a decade. Gawd it was a long trek. But let’s rise…

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Style Improves When You Read for Style

Style is an allusive key to writing success. Ultimately, style emerges when the writer finds his or her voice. But how do we as writers find our voice and establish our style? Chances are you have heard this old nugget of advice,  “If you want to write, read everything all the time.“ I agree.  And…

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How to Deal With Depression

More and more people are going public about their struggles with depression, acknowledging the struggle, explaining their experience, offering advice. It is a good sign. And I am not just talking about celebrities here. People I know personally have posted and written and spoken live or on podcasts or in public about their struggle. And…

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I’ve Been Away Awhile, Rebuilding

I haven’t posted since mid-summer when I gushed about U2. Been rebuilding. This blog now appears on my new website, www.chrisryanwrites.com. Worth a look, if I do say so myself. Been rebuilding my social media presence, too. Much more Instagram, lot less Facebook. Unfollowed many dozens of political Twitterers, followed writers and creatives instead. A…

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