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Joseph Blake Parker
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I'm a writer interested in writing on the topics of YA Horror, Fantasy, Suspense, and Science Fiction. I also dabble in cooking, poetry, and reviews. At the moment, I am working on four Young Adult novels, and a step-by-step instructional guide so that ANYBODY can write a novel. I hope to publish my first novel in the coming year.

I grew up between Santa Cruz, Bolivia, and Alabama, USA. Went to school in Tulsa OK, and got my Double Bachelor Degree in Writing (with a concentration in Literature) and Spanish.

Almost everything I post here will have to do with teaching what I've learned over the years about writing and editing. I hope you all enjoy.


Hey Writing Peeps!

I just wanted to let you all know that the tutorial group I am part of, GreenBat-Tutorials is launching a writing workshop. There, we'll be working on the exercises from the tutorials, learning from them, getting feedback on our stories, and learning to give feedback. These are the same tutorials by which you can write several drafts of an entire novel, just by completing them. And unlike before, we will all be focusing on one exercise at a time--great for anybody who likes group motivation and deadlines. This will be a low-stress year long project.

Currently, we need people interested in submitting stories, people interested in giving kind and constructive feedback, and people interested in leadership. Also, there is a survey for before we launch our workshops, so you can feel free to request methods, practices, topics that would most help you. So if you're interested, go check out the link below. 

Announcing an Official Workshop ProjectHello everyone.  GreenBat-Tutorials has been providing the literature community on DeviantArt with wonderful guides and exercises for over a year now.  We're ready to move into the world of workshops.  That's right, you've been reading and doing our exercises, and now we're going to setup a workshop environment to ensure that you'll receive feedback from your peers and hopefully make a few writing buddies.
We're still working on the fine details, but would like to get a head count of interested parties.  We have a simple Google Survey for you to fill out.  It will only take a couple minutes and will help us to refine the workshop and how it will run.   
The workshop will run for twelve months and will include all of the exercises previously published by JosephBlakeParker as well as some new and interesting takes.  We are assemb
The child who asked me if I was a clown emailed me again today. He demanded a Yes or No answer to his original question. 

I replied: "There are more things in Heaven and Earth, Horatio, Than are dreamt of in your philosophy."

-credit to Hamlet for the quote. 
Happy Thanksgiving my Writing Peeps!

I've been continuing my travels. I've made my way down from Kentucky and into Mississipi. Tomorrow I will be headed toward New Mexico. Hopefully, I can get another few tutorials out once I get there. But I wanted to send my greetings, and to say that I am tremendously grateful for all the support you show me by reading my articles. Having you peeps around makes the process of learning so much more fulfilling. 

A child from the Philipines just sent me an email asking if I am a clown. A fair question. I replied to tell him that I prefer to think of myself as a puckish rogue. 
Hello my Writing Peeps!

As you may have noticed, we're coming to a close on our tutorial segment on plot-points. After the next two tutorials, which will finish up this segment, we are going to be looking at some all-new material that I have been studying, working on, and thinking about. I think you will find it interesting, fun, and helpful to your writing. 

In the meantime, I am planning on republishing my list of Youtube Channels that can help writers with their craft. Of course, I want to make the explanations better and the tutorial more professional, but I would also like to include more recommended channels and perhaps even double or triple the length of the list! 

That is where you come in. If you know of any channels that help you with your writing, please suggest them in the comments or via a private note. I'll look at all videos recommended. Anyone whose video makes the list will receive a mention and a special thanks in the tutorial. 

Looking forward to hearing your suggestions,

  • Listening to: The Anorexic Olsen Twin
  • Reading: Stephen King's "It"
  • Watching: Assassination Classroom
  • Playing: Civilization V
  • Eating: Crackers
  • Drinking: Coffee ... this will never change.

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Mythrin Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2017  Student General Artist
Sorry to bother you with another comment so soon, but I don't suppose you could email me copies of the writing tutorial files?  I'm having troubles with formatting the copy/pastes and making each section look consistent.
JosephBlakeParker Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2017  Professional Writer
I would, but I actually do all of my formatting on Stash (DA's writing app) as well as some editing before each publication. So all of my original files are an even more jumbled mess. 
Mythrin Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2017  Student General Artist
Ah, I see.  Thank you for answering, anyway~
Mythrin Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2017  Student General Artist
Any chance your writing tutorials can or will be converted into a physical format?  I can't read much on a screen without straining my eyes.
JosephBlakeParker Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2017  Professional Writer
They will ... and there will be a big announcement when they are. But it will take some time. Feel free to copy, paste, and print them out if you have a printer, though. 
Mythrin Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2017  Student General Artist
Oh, okay.  Thank you~
Xenotoonz9f Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2017  Student Artist
Happy birthday. :)
JosephBlakeParker Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2017  Professional Writer
Thanks! :)
Jettrainfan Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
Happy Birthday! :)
JosephBlakeParker Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2017  Professional Writer
I appreciate it :)
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