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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.


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. 
Hey, Writing Peeps! I just wanted to share a video by JP Sears on the topic of mastery. This video is not directly about writing but about becoming a master of your craft. So check it out if you are interested. 

Was singing along to Ceschi's "Galapagos" and made a discovery. I realized that, almost without fail, Ivysaur comes to sit in my lap when I sing. She either thinks that I have an angelic voice, or else is trying to distract me from my caterwauling. I'm going to pretend like it's the first one, though. Ivysaur Emerald sprite Cat nods 
I just finished a draft of my tutorial about writing drafts. Then I realized that I had written a meta-draft. It was like ... Draftception.

Mind blown 
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 Oct 9, 2016  Student General Artist
Sorry to bother you, but I was hoping you could help me with my own writing, since I'm having difficulty navigating your gallery and I'm on a short schedule. 

I'm trying to come up with a good plot point(s) and an appropriate antagonistic force, but I'm afraid the options that I have are cliché and/or I have no idea how to properly write them if I use a cliché or trope.

If you can help me, link me to the tutorial you think would help the most (if you have one), reply to this comment with your advice, or respond in a note to keep things private (in case you need more specific details about my story I don't want to be seen yet).

Thank you, and I hope you have safe travels.
JosephBlakeParker Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2016  Professional Writer
I'll post my complete list of categorized tutorials. Several of them apply to what you are asking about. Let me know if you have any specific questions not listed. josephblakeparker.deviantart.c…
Mythrin Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2016  Student General Artist
I'll accept any help you can offer.  I'm really glad you had the ability to respond to my comment.
PhantomCritic1228 Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2016  Student Filmographer
Thanks for providing all these tips on writing. :)
JosephBlakeParker Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2016  Professional Writer
I'm very glad to :) Thanks for reading
PhantomCritic1228 Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2016  Student Filmographer
You're welcome. :)
kofukune Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2016  Student Digital Artist
yo dude im a watcher that has been here since the beginning and i just wanna say, im proud of u! ^U^ i knew people would enjoy your writing tips one day, and they were really useful to me too. so thanks and congrats m8!
JosephBlakeParker Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2016  Professional Writer
Wow, thanks :) And thanks also for sticking with me as a reader through my rougher phases, haha. 
ojos-aka Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2016
First off thank your for your wonderful writing resources! I am just getting into writing so everything is new and I just want to make sure I have everything down packed.

I'm into serials/series (4+ books etc) and was wondering if you have any tips on writing them.

Most resources on writing just have single novels but don't really go into going past 1 book.

How would you suggest one plots/outlines a series/serial body of work?

I am personally trying to do graphic novels/comics but I think the story writing principles are the same. thanks for your help!
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