Author: JPBeaubien

Terrible Writing Advice – Chapter 39: MEGACORPORATIONS

Megacorp is the best antagonist money can pay for. Why settle for a ho-hum dark lord or boring authoritarian dictator when you can have your heroes opposed by a sinister corporation bent on profits at all cost? Purchase now and receive a free diatribe against the evils of capitalism while also making money using the very system the story condemns. Megacorp, the only villain you will ever need!

My Honest Thoughts on Megacorporations...

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Terrible Writing Advice – Chapter 38: LOVE INTERESTS

According to all of the fans I have talked to, the most important part of the story isn’t how the hero will save the world, the protagonist’s journey of self discovery, or the high stakes battle for the fate of the universe itself. Nope. It’s all about which characters will end up in a romantic relationship.

My Honest Thoughts on Love Interests

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Terrible Writing Advice – Chapter 36: HOLIDAY SPECIALS

Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the net
Not a commenter was typing, not even to leave a threat;
The subscribers were staring at their screens with care,
In hopes that Terrible Writing Advice would cover Holiday Specials on a dare;
When out a notification icon there arose a such a clatter,
The commenters sprang from their let’s play to see what’s the matter.
When what to their wondering eyes did appear,
But a horrible wreck of a video, oh dear.
But when they heard JP exclaim, ere he dove out of sight–
“Happy Christmas to all, suckers, because I made this video out of spite!”

My Honest Thoughts on Holiday Specials

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Terrible Writing Advice – Chapter 33: PLOTTING A STORY

Oh man. I had a terrible nightmare. I dreamed that my plot was riddled with pointless side plots, a meandering middle, disconnected plot threads, and even pointless scenes full of dull exposition. It even had a horrible plot twist at the end. Thankfully it was all just a dream.
Honest thoughts will be in video form in a few weeks.

My Honest Thoughts on plotting a story will be uploaded as a video on the main Terrible Writing Advice channel at a later date since I get asked about how to structure a plot so much.

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Terrible Writing Advice – Chapter 31: Science Fiction Weapons

Making sure your “peaceful” explorers have enough firepower to survive the dangers of space is important. After all, if it’s one thing every science fiction story has shown us is that first contact always goes wrong so you want to be armed with only the latest in military technology. Lasers and shields still won’t ensure your survivability as well as being the protagonist, but it can’t hurt.

My Honest Thoughts on Science Fiction Weapons...

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