My first interactive video where I DARE you to have fun writing! In this one, we cover protagonists. Watch for three fun, interactive activities on how to form an interesting, well-rounded protagonist.
Use these three fun, interactive activities to build a heart wrenching and rewarding conflict. In this video, you'll learn to generate tension, grow your protagonist, and drive the plot to its conclusion. I bet you'll have fun too!
My first writing recipe! Here you'll learn what secret spices to include in a protagonist that's not just easy to stomach, but freaking delicious!
Watch me cram as many tips about protagonists as I can into two minutes! How quickly can YOU improve your story?
Basic demonstration of our fill system in action.
"Why can't the wizard just do it?" The age old question is answered in this parody of the worst tropes in adventure stories.
Ever wonder what it means when someone says they're a "writer"? What? you've never heard someone say that? Preposterous. Let me know you anyway. We're talking deadlines, making ends meet, alcohol, and more in this one.
Spend 2 minutes on improving yourself! Learn how to generate tension and drive your plot with an excellent conflict in a concentrated dose of writing help and humor!
Cook up another aspect of your incredible story with me! If you want to learn the ingredients of a functional and emotional conflict (or if you want a cool vegan chicken recipe) click away!
After months spent gathering diesel in canisters and trickle charging batteries, our skoolie Penelope purrs louder than ever!
The payoff for all of our hard work on the plumbing
What are they? Baseless jerks to bar your protagonist from their endgame? Jet fuel to propel others' growth at the sacrifice of their own character? Not if I can help it! Antagonists can be so much more, if you just remember one simple thing. Everyone is the main character of their own story. Even the Evil Lord Dingdongus.
My premier skoolie travel video. This one chronicles not only Katie and my fist week living on the road in our skoolie, but the importance of getting out as a writer. What better way to build a world than to get out in the one we have now?
We're at it again with another great character recipe. This time we're tackling the "bad guy". But don't ever let me hear you call your antagonist that! This is a dish that offers a complex marriage of bitter and sweet flavors. A great addition to your writing recipe repertoire!
The first video in this series is all about a writer's mindset. These five simple tips will help you get you ready for the mental hurdles of pursuing writing as a career.
Get to know the Roadside Writer in this brutally honest retelling of my journey as a writer. It all started with my sick dad and hardcore bullying, and it goes on with my job as a ghostwriter and helpful writing videos for you guys. If you're feeling lost, watch this one. If I can find a way, so can you.
Take a closer look inside our peculiar living situation. We built our dream home on wheels from the ground up, so we could go anywhere and do anything. Whether you're looking for inspiration or help with your own school bus conversion, or just curious, this video shows it all. Well, almost! There was so much to tell, I had to break the tour into two videos. Part I covers the exterior of the bus and the cockpit. Check Part II for the rest of the inside!
What could be harder than creating an entire fictional world, complete with complex characters, conflict, and emotion? Doing all that in 20.000 words or less. Welcome to the gauntlet of the short story. This video is dedicated to horriblehistoriesmemes for suggesting the idea and connecting me with gsce students in England who need to write short stories for their exams!
Aren't they basically fodder, or background noise? EHHHH! Supporting characters are your chance to show off all the color of your literary palate! As I say in this video, if your protagonist is the skull of your story and the antagonist is the ass, the supporting characters (and world) make up everything in between. You need them all to make a great story. Here's a video (worksheet included in the description on YouTube) with three interactive activities to help you craft supporting character th
To ensure everyone gets the writing help they need in this tough time, I decided to lower the price of my course, The Basics of Plotting a Novel, to only $20. If you've ever even considered writing a book, don't miss out on this 5-module interactive resource!