In this video, we talk about social life, from birth to adulthood. This framework may help to guide you as you try to craft believable characters with tangible beliefs, values, and social interactions.

Hey, if we're in the middle of a war, what's a few more socks to the face, right? A beginner's guide to inventing a fictional religion for your fictional people. Also included are little tidbits on Spiritualism and Philosophy.

Today we discuss a bit about the economy and trade of your world. Unless you're writing a Star Wars episode, you're probably not going to need the nuances of trade, tariffs, and so forth, but understanding resources and the flow of goods can help craft a more well-rounded world.

Let's just jump right into that dumpster fire that is politics. When considering the government of your land (assuming it's not an actual government of an actual land), there are a few things you need to consider, and it goes beyond who the king and queen are and the line of succession.

This video kicks off the series on world building. In this installment, we talk about different methods of world building, how they function, pros and cons, and some pitfalls to avoid.
The methods of world building:
God Perspective (GP)
Character Perspective (CP)
Middle Perspective (MP)

In this video, I discuss four different ways that we tell stories, and some pros and cons of each.

In this final villains video, we talk about the Ideological Villain and the Unknown Villain.

Villains discussed in this video:
Charles Dexter Ward, The Case of Charles Dexter Ward by H.P. Lovecraft (Book)
Eric/Magneto, X-Men (Movie)
Javert, Les Miserables (Book)
*Crystal Villain, Doctor Who (TV)
Dogman, The Legend of Michigan's Dogman (Movie)

*Not the real name, just what I'm calling it.


In this video, we discuss the perspective antagonist and the hive mind.

Villains discussed in this video:
The Union and the Northerners, The Heroes by Joe Abercrombie (Book)
Master Willem and Laurence, Bloodborne (Video Game)
Shadow the Hedgehog, Shadow the Hedgehog (Video Game)
RDA, Avatar (Movie)
The Institution, Fitz and the Fool by Robin Hobb (Book)
Soul of Cinder, Dark Souls III (Video Game)
Abyss Watchers, Dark Souls III (Video Game)


In this video, we discuss the progression of antagonists to villains, or bringing a villain back down to an antagonist.

Villains discussed in this video:
Shin-Zon, Star Trek: Nemesis (Movie)
Sister Friede, Dark Souls III (Video Game)
Dragon, The Oath by Frank Peretti (Book)
Yhorm the Giant, Dark Souls III (Video Game)
Captain Barbossa, Pirates of the Caribbean (Movie)
Jake Sully, Avatar (Movie)


In this video, we discuss different aspects of the hero as the villain. And yes, that is a rooster crowing in the background.

Villains discussed in this video:
Robin, Teen Titans (TV)
10th Doctor, Doctor Who (TV)
Harvey Dent, The Dark Knight (Movie)
Slave Knight Gael, Dark Souls III (Video Game)
Gavin Guile, Lightbringer (Books)
Ender, Ender's Game (Movie)
Danaerys Targaryen, Game of Thrones (TV)
Knight Artorias and Farron's Abysswatchers, Dark Souls and Dark Souls III (Video Games)


In this episode, we discuss sociopaths and psychopaths, as well as non-entity antagonists.

Villains discussed in this episode (in order):
Petyr Baelish, Game of Thrones (TV)
Mike and Bart, How to be a Serial Killer (Movie)
Cole, The Left Hand of God, Paul Hoffman (Book)
Time, 11/22/63, Stephen King (Book), The Company of the Dead, David Kowalski (Book)
Technological breakdown, Revolution (TV)
Ideology, Europa, Europa (Movie)
Curses, Endless Ocean: Blue World (Video Game)


In this episode, we're going to cover Pure Evil and Tragic villains.

Villains discussed in this episode (in order):
Marsuvees Black, Books of History Chronicles, Ted Dekker
Night King, Game of Thrones
Barsidious White, House, Ted Dekker
White Walkers, Game of Thrones
Joker, The Dark Knight
Ludwig, Bloodborne


In this series, we're going to cover villains and antagonists. This video is going to cover the differences between villains and antagonists and give a preview of the rest of the series.


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Author of The Timekeeper Chronicles

The Chivalrous Welshman
1. Time to Kill
2. Tick Tock
3. Windup
4. Stopwatch
5. Free Time
6. Leap Second (Summer 2021)

The Hands of Time
1. In the Hands of the Enemy
2. The Hands Pulling the Strings (Winter 2021)

The Lone Wolf
1. Wolf Pack (April 2021)

Single: Of Saints and Sinners