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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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How to create a writing system for your conlang.
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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
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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
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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/
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
So I decided to come up with a writing system.
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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
Don’t worry. All you need is a funny hat and some strange shaped buildings in the background.
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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
Just an off the top of my head ramble and rant about one last way to let Twitter know we, its users value free speech. Give and listen and let me know your thoughts below...
A look at eightban. Collectable, playable mini records from 2004. A deliberately, unashamedly low-fi format.
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A return to my roots with an off the cuff musing about my cautious optimism regarding the evolving state of affairs. Pardon my bleary-eyed look, but writing has been keeping me up
A re-writing/re-imagining of A Plea for Free Speech In Boston. (Text below)
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The biggest problem that leads to the poor writing of the DCCW Universe.
appabend EDITORIALS begin with a critique on the DCCW Universe Format of Flash & Arrow, two shows that I
Blade and Soul's script is being heavily censored to remove instances of what could be seen misogynistic themes - this involes such translation changes as completely rewriting ques
First video responding to Anita Sarkeesian. Pretty Long, but Yay!
appabend VLOGS about Anita Sarkeesian talking about body positivity and fat acceptance. She wants video game ch
Still trying to get the process down of recording, writing, and edi
What do you do when new releases dry up for your car stereo's tape format but you don't want to install a whole new head unit? The answer is to buy an adapter*. In the video belo
This video will not be on the patreon feed naturally as after the bombs fall, I'll be the wealthiest man in the country.
But, I was bored while writing and recording my next v
Looks like college has once again failed to prepare these kids for life after academia. Who would have guessed that a bunch of people with no clout only there as temporary interns
World of Batshit 5 was flagged for copyright infringement by its subject, "Insanity is Sanity", who apparently doesn't understand Fair Use and decided to throw his toys out of the
Further reinforcing the fact that SJWs are talentless hacks and nobody wants to buy their BS, they bought out a popular franchise to which they can attach their agenda. Thought th
Update: Following this video being made, Koch Media are now denying these claims, despite not doing so previously. http://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2016-12-09-koch-and-square-
Making heavy water is taking longer than I anticipated but I am making some progress. I have reached a point where I should theoretically have over 1% of the hydrogen atoms replace