Author: JPBeaubien

Terrible Writing Advice – Chapter 17: Alien Ecosystems

Alien worlds teeming with cliches can be dangerous for even the most skilled authors and space explorers. Especially since it seems like nearly every alien world consists entirely of man eating monsters or chest bursting parasites. But don’t worry. It’s not a stand up fight, but just another bug hunt. Just be sure to ditch your space helmet. You won’t need it as we design an alien ecology for our story!

My Honest Thoughts on Alien Ecosystems...





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Terrible Writing Advice – Chapter 16: Taking Criticism

A writer must stand ready to battle all foes. In this case that would be mean people in the comments section and reviewers who fail to recognize the author’s genius. They must be put in their place at any cost! Watch this video and an author will be ready to feed any troll… I mean fight any troll and win. Internet arguing is another form of writing after all.

My Honest Thoughts on Taking Criticism...





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Fanboy Expo

I am going to be at Fanboy Expo on the 23rd through the 25th of June in the east Tennessee Knoxville area. I'll be in the artist alley. Just look for the giant blue Aeon Legion banner. Stop by and say hello if you are in the area.

Visit the Fanboy Expo site for more details.
http://fanboyexpo.com/knoxville/




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Terrible Writing Advice – Chapter 14: BEGINNING A STORY

Starting a story is easy! Just drown the reader in so much info dumping and exposition that they can’t possibly escape! Once the reader is stuck, then trap them in a web of flashbacks, in medias res, and prologues. They will never escape then and will be forced to read the rest of your story. Don’t forget to use a mirror to describe how the main character looks!

My Honest Thoughts on Beginning a Story...



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Terrible Writing Advice – Chapter 13: CHOSEN ONES

Only the chosen one can save a story from poor sales! Is your fantasy or science fiction universe plagued by dark lords and ancient evil? Fix that problem with a chosen one! Results may vary. Contact your doctor if dark lord persists for more than three books. We cannot be held responsible for inaccurate prophecies or chosen ones turning evil. Side effects may include poor characterization, overpowered magic, overshadowed side characters, sudden mentor death, and Mary Sues.

My Honest Thoughts on the Chosen One...



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Terrible Writing Advice – Chapter 12: POST APOCALYPTIC

The end is nigh, and filled with the usual mutants, biker gangs, and radioactive ruins. The old world may have been wiped away in the ashes of nuclear fire, but the cliches of the genre endure. Grab your makeshift rifle, don your gas mask, and rev up your motorcycle as we venture into the post apocalyptic wastelands!

My Honest Thoughts on the Post Apocalypse...



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Terrible Writing Advice – Chapter 11: WRITER’S BLOCK

Wasting time on the internet even though you should be writing? Well obviously you are, but that's okay because now you can watch my video that teaches you how to beat writer's block! It's only a few minutes long and you deserve a break from all of your not writing. Besides, it's informative and thus you can watch it guilt free!

My Honest Thoughts on Writer's Block:...



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