Just Write

Just Write

Creating Video Essays

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Your name will appear in the credits of each video. You’ll have access to the patron-only Discord channel. 


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You'll get early access to all of my new video essays. When they go live on YouTube, you can laugh at the commenter that goes "First!" 

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Exclusive access to extra content like how I create these essays, recommendations for further reading, deleted segments, and answers to some common questions on recent essays.

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About Just Write

I’m obsessed with the question “How does someone become a great artist?”

Many of my videos cover the fundamentals of storytelling, but they're not all going to be about technique. Becoming a writer is so much more than learning how to write plot twists, so I want to encourage us to adopt a kind of "creative mindset" that will lead both of us toward artistic fulfillment. For me, that means being observational, critical, and self-reflective

My previous videos include how comedy is ruining superhero movies, how The Legend of Korra operates like an essay, a video covering The History of Puns, and how George R.R. Martin makes you feel for his charaters. Future essays will look at stories in all mediums from the perspective of a creator seeking to learn. 

You can expect to see new episodes every other week.

These videos take approximately 80 hours to research, write, record, and edit. With your support, I can devote more time to the production of these videos and improve their quality, both visually and in the depth of their ideas. 

I'll also be able to eat. I hear that's important. 

My name is Sage Hyden. I live in Canada where I currently work at a marketing agency and spend my free time writing fantasy novels. My background is in English Literature, so this channel is partially about introducing the world to literary concepts that haven't left the lecture halls.

Occasionally, I ride a unicycle.  

This channel is only possible with your support. It means the world to me that people are interested in the ideas that have compelled me to create, and I've got so many more videos that I want to share with all of you. Should we reach the goals I've set out to reach with this account, I'll be able to continue creating and educating indefinitely. 
$598.50 of $1,000 per Video Essay
At this point, the channel’s future is secured, and I’ll be able to continue to create videos indefinitely. I’ll also be able to improve my use of original animation.
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