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..
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!
My Honest Thoughts on Cosmic Horror...
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.
My Honest Thoughts on GRIMDARK...
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...
There were a number of errors in my book, Labyrinth. Thankfully, I finally fixed them and replaced them with all new errors! Those who purchased the kindle version should have it automatically update. Unfortunately, the print/dead tree version through amazon and Barnes and Noble will be taken off sale until I receive a proof copy, but should be back up in a couple of weeks.
Also, Terrible Writing Advice hit 200k subscribers today! I’m still kind of shocked my channel grew that big. Happy 200k TWA!
Nothing is more intense than the fearsome stare of a pair of rival characters, except for maybe the author’s laziness. Don’t forget to have the rivals scream each other’s name all the time. I’m sure that will never get old.
My Honest Thoughts on Rival Characters...
The easy part of writing Steampunk is making the story Steampunk by pasting some gears on it. The hard part of writing Steampunk is keeping the story Steampunk and not veering off into other genres by accident.