No drama is complete until the comic relief shows up to ruin it. Terrible Writing Advice will show a writer how to utilize a comic relief character to properly sink a story through the use of excessive catch phrases, bumbling slapstick, and just all around annoying your audience at every opportunity.
I’ll be at Balticon for Memorial Day weekend. I’ll be on a few panels. More details will be posted when the event draws closer.
Just like being a person of character will get you nowhere in life, having great characterization will get you nowhere in writing stories. Learn to avoid the biggest pitfalls of having great and interesting characters that will emotionally invest the audience in the story so instead a writer can focus on what’s really important which is padding everything out in order to maximize the potential of the franchise.
My Honest Thoughts on Characterization...
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...
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
Have a plot for a fantasy or science fiction story but worried it might be too unbelievable for those genres? Well try making it a spy story instead. Anything goes in a spy story..
My Honest Thoughts on Spy Stories updated soonish
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
A vendetta between noble houses is like a fine wine, overpriced and leaves you with a headache if you have too much of it. Avoid both with my video on how to write noble houses!
My Honest Thoughts on Noble Houses...
Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn!