Author Archives: benjaminfrog

About benjaminfrog

Yo. I'm a 30-something Christian guy and published author with a love for gaming, fantasy and sci-fi. I blog about pop culture, living as a young Christian guy, and living with A.S.

Ultimate Cold Survival Kit

Cold season is on the way and everyone is in survival mode to get through this tough season. We all have our unique needs and coping methods when dealing with sickness. I’ve tried a few different things and after years … Continue reading

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Chester Bennington

I was stunned when I heard the news that Chester Bennington had died. I intended to write a quick message on Facebook about my feelings, once I had sorted them out, but that ‘quick message’ turned into this blog post … Continue reading

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‘Crimson Dawn’ Book Launch Celebration

On July 29th, 2017 I’ll be celebrating the release of Crimson Dawn at Boston Pizza in Bowmanville. I’m inviting everyone to come celebrate with me. I’ll have other books available as well, and 50% of all book sales will go … Continue reading

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What Video Games Have Taught Me

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One Punch Man – (a TV review slash analysis)

‘One Punch Man’ – if you read that and think “How can that possibly be interesting?” then you’re right on track with understanding the basic needs of an interesting story. I myself would not have given this a try unless … Continue reading

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How to Write Love Stories

Despite the seeming necessity to spend at least a bit of time on this subject, I found myself hesitating to do this. The reason is that it seems a bit counter-natural to give out a list of rules regarding what … Continue reading

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How to Write Women

The most common mistake I see male writers make when writing women is to write every woman the same. All women are written as stereotypical women who are good at cooking and cleaning and staying at home and not having … Continue reading

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Writing Villains (Part 3 – The Doosh)

Actually, Dooshes sometimes end up in the good guy category, but they are generally some sort of antagonist toward whoever the protagonist is, which in its own sense kind of makes them a villain anyway. Though their roles in fiction … Continue reading

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Writing Villains (Part 2 – Sympathetic Villains and Monsters)

Sympathetic Villains These can be interesting if done right, but you have to be very careful. Sympathetic Villains, as mentioned in the last post, are usually villains who hate themselves, or hate what they’ve become, but they don’t see a … Continue reading

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Writing Villains (Part 1 – Personal Villains and Obstacle Villains)

To be clear, when I say “villain” I do not exclusively mean “the antagonist”. Most stories have only one antagonist, but many stories have several villains. In classical literary terms, the Antagonist is generally the primary character (or thing) that … Continue reading

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