Balticon Schedule

I'm at Balticon! I will be on the following panels:

Friday, May 24
Keeping Your Antiheroes Likable
Room: Watertable BC, 4pm - 4:55pm

Who Watches the Watchers: Reactions and Recaps
Room: 7029, 8pm - 8:55pm

Saturday, May 25
Finding Your Online Voice
Room: Pride of Baltimore II, 2pm - 2:55pm

Sunday, May 26
YouTube Survival Guide
Room Pride of Baltimore II, 1pm - 1:55pm

Effective Marketing for the Self-Published Author
Room: Mount Washington, 3pm - 3:55pm

I will also be hanging out in the artist alley for most of my spare time. I even have some print books so this is a good opportunity to get a signed copy.

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Terrible Writing Advice – Chapter 40: CHARACTERIZATION

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...

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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 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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