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BOOM! Pew pew pew! Bang bang! Kaboom! Zap! Pow! But what about the plot and charac
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
I, for one, welcome our alien overlords. You can read my real thoughts on Alien Invasion stories here: http://jpbeaubien.com/terrible-writing-advice-chapter-5-alien-invasion/
The steely stare of the bitter and lone writer need not be in vane! Why struggle to write a hero when you can write an antihero instead? Antiheroes are way cooler which means a wri
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 flashba
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Character development is a long, careful process that can prod
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! Result
Technology sucks! Here is a cyberpunk video that proves it. What has technology ever done for humanity? It certainly can’t be that it’s not the technology, but how humans utilized
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This week, I cover Dystopia stories. You can read my real thoughts on the genre here: http://jpbeaubien.com/terrible-writing-advice-video-series-debut-chapter-1-dystopia/
I told you that you would pay for this, Captain Planet! You can read my real thoughts on Environmentalist Themes here: http://jpbeaubien.com/terrible-writing-advice-chapter-4-envir
It's time to crush those filthy rebels for the glory of the Empire! Evil empires are common in science fiction and fantasy. This video will show you how to take an extremely intere
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A writer need not march off to face the forces of darkness unprepared for battle! All write
This video shows you how to rip off... um I mean "take inspiration" from Tolkien when designing races for a fantasy setting. You can read my real thoughts on Fantasy Races here: ht
This video was published on April 1st. Obviously.
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A writer should focus all of their energy worrying about if they are going to be a good writer. It’s the only way to finish writing a story. Hikers don’t finish a hike by actually
In the battle for pop culture only mean internet comments can turn the tide! Learn only the best tactics to employ against content creators as the eternal battle between critic and
Ever wondered how not to write a Star Wars movie? Well you could just watch the prequels... or you could watch the latest Terrible Writing Advice episode.
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While you are waiting for your letter from Hogwarts to come in, take a moment and watch a video that shows you how not to run a magic school. You can read my real thoughts on magic
Are you promoting a book? No? Well you should watch this video anyway to learn how to defend yourself against authors on a marketing spree! You can read my real thoughts on how muc
This week it's all about Mary Sue, because isn't it always? You can read my real thoughts on Mary Sue here: http://jpbeaubien.com/terrible-writing-advice-chapter-2-mary-sue/
Stuff I wish I were told when I was younger. Aimed mostly at high school and college aged guys.
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
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The ultimate fear… for a studio is to be stuck in the niche market of survival horror. Don’t worry! With these helpful tips, any game company big or small can create a smash hit su
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 p
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This week I discuss how to write Urban Fantasy. It really only needs three things: Werewolves, Vampires, and heroines with zero personality! You can read my real thoughts on Urban
When writing a war story, an author needs to keep low because you never know when you are going to get hit with a cliché! Let’s get down in the trenches to write a war story. We ju
Welcome to my channel where I give awful writing advice and lots of sarcasm. Mostly these videos are just an excuse for me to complain about tropes I don't like and cliches I keep
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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 blo
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Yes I am wearing a Boy Scout uniform. No, I'm not a Boy Scout biologically, I'm trans-scout. This is my coming out video.
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Just a quick video with my advice to feminists about the results of the US election. I know they won't listen, but I had to try...
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This will eventually be 1080p 60fps, once Youtube decides to finish processing it... This is a MUCH higher quality recording of my first twitch stream.
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If we know for a fact the media is lying, due to them blatantly lying about us, it is only a matter of time before we start wondering exactly what else they are lying about.
I talk about the new sensational beekeeping idea the Flow Hive. Spoiler; I don't like it.
Congrats on making this my most disliked video ever. If you don't want the advice of so
You wouldn't ask a baker or poet for advice on installing a transmission necessarily, right? Then why look to pop stars for political insights? It's stupid. It's a 'celebritocracy.
We kept telling feminists that if they want more women in STEM, THEY should go into STEM instead of gender studies. Well, it seems they took that advice and did just that, and now
So I've been hearing about Crossout for a while, time to finally give it a shot! I'll pretty much be starting out fresh, so come give me shitty trolling advice on how to properly
Clichés can hurt your writing, but can also be an opportunity. Learning to identify and handle clichés is an important skill for a writer to learn. Writer’s worried about finding c
In which I correct an error in a previous video and discuss the importance of seeking expert advice when embarking on commercial worldbuilding projects.
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A somewhat off-the-cuff video made after reading the same comments again and again on any articles related to a Non-Tesla electric car. If you've never lived with an electric car,