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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 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 
Hey my Writing Peeps!

Just wanted you all to know that I'm going to be doing some traveling for the next year or so. I'll still be uploading content, renewing tutorials, answering questions/comments and hopefully putting more work into the group than I've been able to this past month. There is just a chance that it all will simply be a little more ... slow and sporadic. 

Just wanted everyone to be aware in case you send me a note and I don't answer for two weeks. That fourth-wall border patrol is always on my case, so I can see how people might worry. But other than that, everything should still be pretty normal around here. 

So ... keep writing and look out for bears! They are your friends, but not always the huggable sort. 
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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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!
JosephBlakeParker Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2016  Professional Writer
Your very welcome, I'm thrilled that you've enjoyed these tutorials so far :) 

I do not have any tips for writing serials. There is general knowledge scattered throughout my tutorials that should help (particularly in the sections about plot-points) but nothing which addresses them directly. However, due to the high amount of requests for such a tutorial, it is on my list to write and will eventually become available. 

My one piece of advice so far is to fully understand the 12-point plot outline system, and to integrate it into your series. For example, a trilogy would work really well if the first book acted as an Act I for the overarching story, the second book served as Act II, and the third book as Act III, as StarWars did. If you have 12 books in your series, you can even have each chapter serve as a plot-point in the overarching series (while also having an entire 12-point plot outline in each individual book).

My only other advice is to at least have a plot outline prepared for all the future works in your series before you publish the first one, just so you can be sure that the plot works fluidly. 

Hopefully that helps a bit until I have the chance to write a tutorial on the topic. I wish you the best of luck on your graphic novel/comics; never give up on them :)
ojos-aka Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2016
Thanks a lot for the response! Greatly appreciated! I highly look forward to your tutorial!!!!
FurryGirlSylvy45 Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
Instant watch! Wow! A real life author! Hi! :3
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