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Project: Shadow

Project: Shadow

By Charlie Dorsett
We understand the world through stories we tell ourselves, those others tell us, and those that entertain us, seeing ourselves in them even when they don’t contain people like us.

My name is Charlie, and I write Scifi/fantasy as C. E. Dorsett. As a queer writer, I dive into the deep structure of the books, movies, and shows that we love, and would love to take you with me through our fandoms and the works I create. We will dive into these worlds to reveal unseen wonder, discuss theories, and contemplate the elements of good writing. If you have any questions or topics, share them with me.
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Life, writng, Lower Decks and Lovecraft Country
Let's talk about the world , Mandalorian rumors, Star Trek Lower Decks, and Lovecraft Country, also an update on my writing.If you want to support the work that I do, you can join the project on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/cedorsett Or buy me a Coffee on Ko-fi. Join my Discord. YouTube Channel= https://www.youtube.com/user/cedorsett/ Site: https://www.projectshadow.com Dragon's of Night: https://www.worldanvil.com/w/dragons-of-night Twitter: https://twitter.com/cedorsett Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/projectshadowsite/
30:22
September 25, 2020
Styles of Fiction with Magic- World Building 201
On today's episode, we discuss fabulism, visionary/mystic fantasy, low fantasy, and high fantasy.If you want to support the work that I do, you can join the project on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/cedorsett Or buy me a Coffee on Ko-fi. Join my Discord. YouTube Channel= https://www.youtube.com/user/cedorsett/ Site: https://www.projectshadow.com Dragon's of Night: https://www.worldanvil.com/w/dragons-of-night Twitter: https://twitter.com/cedorsett Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/projectshadowsite/
30:45
September 23, 2020
Was that Boba Fett, Fandiction in Writing, and Zombies Ate My Neighbors, and The Horrors of Reality
Let's talk about fanfiction, whether or not Boba Fett is int he Mandalorian, and classic games Like Zombies Ate My Neighbors with Emerian Rich. Then the news came in about RBG, and 2020 proved once again why it is a horrible year.If you want to support the work that I do, you can join the project on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/cedorsett Or buy me a Coffee on Ko-fi. Join my Discord. YouTube Channel= https://www.youtube.com/user/cedorsett/ Site: https://www.projectshadow.com Dragon's of Night: https://www.worldanvil.com/w/dragons-of-night Twitter: https://twitter.com/cedorsett Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/projectshadowsite/
29:07
September 21, 2020
Now all I want to do is write, Productivity as is a long haul
We need to take care of ourselves and out community if we want to find success as creatives.If you want to support the work that I do, you can join the project on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/cedorsett Or buy me a Coffee on Ko-fi. Join my Discord. YouTube Channel= https://www.youtube.com/user/cedorsett/ Site: https://www.projectshadow.com Dragon's of Night: https://www.worldanvil.com/w/dragons-of-night Twitter: https://twitter.com/cedorsett Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/projectshadowsite/
30:43
September 18, 2020
First Questions about Magic Systems- World Building 201
Before we get to the hard stuff, we need to cover the basics. Why magic? What are they called? What is the scale? What is the depth? If you want to support the work that I do, you can join the project on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/cedorsett Or buy me a Coffee on Ko-fi. Join my Discord. YouTube Channel= https://www.youtube.com/user/cedorsett/ Site: https://www.projectshadow.com Dragon's of Night: https://www.worldanvil.com/w/dragons-of-night Twitter: https://twitter.com/cedorsett Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/projectshadowsite/
30:04
September 16, 2020
Idiots, Dune, and The Purpose of an Adaptation
**sigh** That's an acceptable review, right?If you want to support the work that I do, you can join the project on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/cedorsett Or buy me a Coffee on Ko-fi. Join my Discord. YouTube Channel= https://www.youtube.com/user/cedorsett/ Site: https://www.projectshadow.com Dragon's of Night: https://www.worldanvil.com/w/dragons-of-night Twitter: https://twitter.com/cedorsett Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/projectshadowsite/
30:27
September 14, 2020
Two Novellas Finished, an Anthology Announcement, and a Lovecraftian HOA
So much on this episode. We announce a new Gothic Romance Anthology for your stories to live in, talk about what fiction should look like on YouTube, and enjoy "Neighbors" by Laura Nettles.If you want to support the work that I do, you can join the project on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/cedorsett Or buy me a Coffee on Ko-fi. Join my Discord. YouTube Channel= https://www.youtube.com/user/cedorsett/ Site: https://www.projectshadow.com Dragon's of Night: https://www.worldanvil.com/w/dragons-of-night Twitter: https://twitter.com/cedorsett Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/projectshadowsite/
30:05
September 11, 2020
The Problem with Magic Systems- World Building 201
Let's start out discussion about Magic Systems in World Building by talking about some of the pitfalls to avoid and early steps on the path. Why do you want magic in your story? Racism in Magic Systems. Sexism in Magic Systems. Colonialism in Magic Systems. Beware the pitfalls.If you want to support the work that I do, you can join the project on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/cedorsett Or buy me a Coffee on Ko-fi. Join my Discord. YouTube Channel= https://www.youtube.com/user/cedorsett/ Site: https://www.projectshadow.com Dragon's of Night: https://www.worldanvil.com/w/dragons-of-night Twitter: https://twitter.com/cedorsett Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/projectshadowsite/
30:14
September 9, 2020
How I write so much so quickly, your mileage may vary
I have gotten a lot of questions lately, so I thought I would answer them. How am I writing so fast? How am I coming up with so many ideas? How am I not burning myself out? Why am I writing so much? I hope my answers help you, but remember, you will have to find your own style of writing.If you want to support the work that I do, you can join the project on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/cedorsett Or buy me a Coffee on Ko-fi. Join my Discord. YouTube Channel= https://www.youtube.com/user/cedorsett/ Site: https://www.projectshadow.com Dragon's of Night: https://www.worldanvil.com/w/dragons-of-night Twitter: https://twitter.com/cedorsett Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/projectshadowsite/
30:41
September 7, 2020
Enough will never be enough, no more excuses
I am so tired of all the drama. Let's talk about the first week of Milwordy, the launch of Creatortube, and why we have to stop dreaming small.If you want to support the work that I do, you can join the project on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/cedorsett Or buy me a Coffee on Ko-fi. Join my Discord. YouTube Channel= https://www.youtube.com/user/cedorsett/ Site: https://www.projectshadow.com Dragon's of Night: https://www.worldanvil.com/w/dragons-of-night Twitter: https://twitter.com/cedorsett Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/projectshadowsite/
30:03
September 4, 2020
World Building is Writing- World Build 201
I can't believe I am talking about this, but Milwordy has driven some people mad ahead of time.If you want to support the work that I do, you can join the project on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/cedorsett Or buy me a Coffee on Ko-fi. Join my Discord. YouTube Channel= https://www.youtube.com/user/cedorsett/ Site: https://www.projectshadow.com Dragon's of Night: https://www.worldanvil.com/w/dragons-of-night Twitter: https://twitter.com/cedorsett Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/projectshadowsite/
30:01
September 2, 2020
Warehouse 13 Rewatch
Let's talk about the great series Warehouse 13 and how one decision they made was a mistake. If you want to support the work that I do, you can join the project on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/cedorsett Or buy me a Coffee on Ko-fi. Join my Discord. YouTube Channel= https://www.youtube.com/user/cedorsett/ Site: https://www.projectshadow.com Dragon's of Night: https://www.worldanvil.com/w/dragons-of-night Twitter: https://twitter.com/cedorsett Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/projectshadowsite/
30:51
August 31, 2020
Accomplishment, and so many plans
I am prepping for the million words, so let's talk about how to set up a story hopper, and how to relax into writing.If you want to support the work that I do, you can join the project on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/cedorsett Or buy me a Coffee on Ko-fi. Join my Discord. YouTube Channel= https://www.youtube.com/user/cedorsett/ Site: https://www.projectshadow.com Dragon's of Night: https://www.worldanvil.com/w/dragons-of-night Twitter: https://twitter.com/cedorsett Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/projectshadowsite/
30:21
August 28, 2020
Let's have a little Chat
I need to get a little personal with y'all.If you want to support the work that I do, you can join the project on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/cedorsett Or buy me a Coffee on Ko-fi. Join my Discord. YouTube Channel= https://www.youtube.com/user/cedorsett/ Site: https://www.projectshadow.com Dragon's of Night: https://www.worldanvil.com/w/dragons-of-night Twitter: https://twitter.com/cedorsett Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/projectshadowsite/
30:57
August 27, 2020
Jungian Archetypes- World Building 201
Let's talk about the Jungian archetypes, the Ego, Shadow, Threshold Guardian, Trickster, and Anima/Animum/AnimusIf you want to support the work that I do, you can join the project on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/cedorsett Or buy me a Coffee on Ko-fi. Join my Discord. YouTube Channel= https://www.youtube.com/user/cedorsett/ Site: https://www.projectshadow.com Dragon's of Night: https://www.worldanvil.com/w/dragons-of-night Twitter: https://twitter.com/cedorsett Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/projectshadowsite/
29:43
August 26, 2020
DC Fandome Trailer Talk
Let's talk about the Swamp Thing TV Show, Wonder Woman 1984 , The Justice League Snyder Redux, James Gunn's Suicide Squad, and The Batman.If you want to support the work that I do, you can join the project on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/cedorsett Or buy me a Coffee on Ko-fi. Join my Discord. YouTube Channel= https://www.youtube.com/user/cedorsett/ Site: https://www.projectshadow.com Dragon's of Night: https://www.worldanvil.com/w/dragons-of-night Twitter: https://twitter.com/cedorsett Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/projectshadowsite/
31:14
August 25, 2020
Theme- The Power of Creativity
Let's talk about theme and how it holds a story world together.If you want to support the work that I do, you can join the project on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/cedorsett Or buy me a Coffee on Ko-fi. Join my Discord. YouTube Channel= https://www.youtube.com/user/cedorsett/ Site: https://www.projectshadow.com Dragon's of Night: https://www.worldanvil.com/w/dragons-of-night Twitter: https://twitter.com/cedorsett Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/projectshadowsite/
30:39
August 24, 2020
I am going to try to write a million words
I had a crazy week, how about you?If you want to support the work that I do, you can join the project on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/cedorsett Or buy me a Coffee on Ko-fi. Join my Discord. YouTube Channel= https://www.youtube.com/user/cedorsett/ Site: https://www.projectshadow.com Dragon's of Night: https://www.worldanvil.com/w/dragons-of-night Twitter: https://twitter.com/cedorsett Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/projectshadowsite/
30:01
August 21, 2020
Stargirl Season 1 Review
Let's talk about season 1 of Stargirl and the struggle between budget and ambition that somehow made this show work.If you want to support the work that I do, you can join the project on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/cedorsett Or buy me a Coffee on Ko-fi. Join my Discord. YouTube Channel= https://www.youtube.com/user/cedorsett/ Site: https://www.projectshadow.com Dragon's of Night: https://www.worldanvil.com/w/dragons-of-night Twitter: https://twitter.com/cedorsett Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/projectshadowsite/
31:47
August 20, 2020
Creating a Mythology- World Building 201
The little things that get missed. World Building 101 playlist on Spotify.If you want to support the work that I do, you can join the project on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/cedorsett Or buy me a Coffee on Ko-fi. Join my Discord. YouTube Channel= https://www.youtube.com/user/cedorsett/ Site: https://www.projectshadow.com Dragon's of Night: https://www.worldanvil.com/w/dragons-of-night Twitter: https://twitter.com/cedorsett Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/projectshadowsite/
30:39
August 19, 2020
Shatter Me, Dance the Ghost Book 1 is coming out
You can hear the anxiety in my voice, and the fear in every word. I love these characters so much, and I have never shared them with anyone else. Read Dance the Ghost: Shatter me here.If you want to support the work that I do, you can join the project on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/cedorsett Or buy me a Coffee on Ko-fi. Join my Discord. YouTube Channel= https://www.youtube.com/user/cedorsett/ Site: https://www.projectshadow.com Dragon's of Night: https://www.worldanvil.com/w/dragons-of-night Twitter: https://twitter.com/cedorsett Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/projectshadowsite/
31:23
August 18, 2020
Why Adults should watch Animation
Never grow up, but mature. Let's talk about how to keep your wonder alive.If you want to support the work that I do, you can join the project on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/cedorsett Or buy me a Coffee on Ko-fi. Join my Discord. YouTube Channel= https://www.youtube.com/user/cedorsett/ Site: https://www.projectshadow.com Dragon's of Night: https://www.worldanvil.com/w/dragons-of-night Twitter: https://twitter.com/cedorsett Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/projectshadowsite/
31:05
August 17, 2020
Project Hoping and the Madness is mine
So, now I am going to be doing web fiction so I can get the stories out of my brain. If you want to support the work that I do, you can join the project on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/cedorsett Or buy me a Coffee on Ko-fi. Join my Discord. YouTube Channel= https://www.youtube.com/user/cedorsett/ Site: https://www.projectshadow.com Dragon's of Night: https://www.worldanvil.com/w/dragons-of-night Twitter: https://twitter.com/cedorsett Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/projectshadowsite/
31:26
August 14, 2020
Year Zero is Now, creativity in a broken world
Let's chat about how to build an immersive story world on our own terms, and how we cast down our internal critics. Chris Vaughn's Instagram. Music use in the episode Deep Chant by Calling Sister Midnight (c) copyright 2011 Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution (3.0) license. Ft: Innabar (lowered) If you want to support the work that I do, you can join the project on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/cedorsett Or buy me a Coffee on Ko-fi. Join my Discord. YouTube Channel= https://www.youtube.com/user/cedorsett/ Site: https://www.projectshadow.com Dragon's of Night: https://www.worldanvil.com/w/dragons-of-night Twitter: https://twitter.com/cedorsett Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/projectshadowsite/
30:39
August 13, 2020
Creating a Religion- World Building 201
Let's start our World Building 201 with a deep dive into Religions, how to create them and how to use them. World Building 101 Playlist on Spotify. Ben Marcus 3B Framework- Belief- Doctrine, Theology, and Sacred Texts, the “values” of the religion Behavior- Rituals and Habits of Daily Life Belonging-  Being part of a community 4C Framework Creed Code Cult Community For more on this check out: What Does it Mean to Be Religious?  ReligionForBreakfast https://youtu.be/MrLj2MEcXO8 If you want to support the work that I do, you can join the project on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/cedorsett Or buy me a Coffee on Ko-fi. Join my Discord. YouTube Channel= https://www.youtube.com/user/cedorsett/ Site: https://www.projectshadow.com Dragon's of Night: https://www.worldanvil.com/w/dragons-of-night Twitter: https://twitter.com/cedorsett Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/projectshadowsite/
31:43
August 12, 2020
The Deep One Rises and Hold us in these Mortal Arms- The House of the Blue Dragon
Welcome to the House of the Blue Dragon, where the stories must flow. Story Featured: Cthulu Rises by Laura Nettles  Music Featured in the Episode: The End is the Beginning by Donnie Drost (c) copyright 2009 Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution (3.0) license. Ft: Dr. Emiliyan Stankov These Mortal Arms by PorchCat (c) copyright 2017 Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution (3.0) license. Ft: Snowflake The Links If you want to support the work that I do, you can join the project on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/cedorsett Or buy me a Coffee on Ko-fi. Join my Discord. YouTube Channel= https://www.youtube.com/user/cedorsett/ Site: https://www.projectshadow.com Dragon's of Night: https://www.worldanvil.com/w/dragons-of-night Twitter: https://twitter.com/cedorsett Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/projectshadowsite/
30:50
August 11, 2020
Transformer War for Cybertron Siege Review
Transformers: War for Cybertron Trilogy: Part 1: Siege is an amazing new series on Netflix. For fans of G1 to the present their are easter eggs, characters, and plots that will draw you in. For new viewers, we meet the characters in the early days of the war and watch them become the characters we remember. It is a beautiful series, reminiscent of Star Wars The Clone Wars. I have a lot to talk about and I hope to discuss this show more with you, If you want to support the work that I do, you can join the project on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/cedorsett Or buy me a Coffee on Ko-fi. Join my Discord. YouTube Channel= https://www.youtube.com/user/cedorsett/ Site: https://www.projectshadow.com Dragon's of Night: https://www.worldanvil.com/w/dragons-of-night Twitter: https://twitter.com/cedorsett Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/projectshadowsite/
32:28
August 10, 2020
13th Anniversary Special, with a story from Emerian Rich and Many Announcements
Let's celebrate and talk about what is coming in season 4. Thank you to Emerian Rich for that wonderful story. Check out the book it came from here. If you want to support the work that I do, you can join the project on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/cedorsett Or buy me a Coffee on Ko-fi. YouTube Channel= https://www.youtube.com/user/cedorsett/ Site: https://www.projectshadow.com Dragon's of Night: https://www.worldanvil.com/w/dragons-of-night Twitter: https://twitter.com/cedorsett Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/projectshadowsite/
31:04
August 7, 2020
Season 4 Trailer
Welcome to the New Season of Project: Shadow.If you want to support the work that I do, you can join the project on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/cedorsett Or buy me a Coffee on Ko-fi. YouTube Channel= https://www.youtube.com/user/cedorsett/ Site: https://www.projectshadow.com Dragon's of Night: https://www.worldanvil.com/w/dragons-of-night Twitter: https://twitter.com/cedorsett Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/projectshadowsite/
01:00
August 7, 2020
What I learned from Camp NaNo this year
Buckle up, I get a little motivationally passionate in this one. If you want to support the work that I do, you can join the project on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/cedorsett Or buy me a Coffee on Ko-fi. YouTube Channel= https://www.youtube.com/user/cedorsett/ Site: https://www.projectshadow.com Dragon's of Night: https://www.worldanvil.com/w/dragons-of-night Twitter: https://twitter.com/cedorsett Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/projectshadowsite/
32:18
August 3, 2020
Interview with Kierra L Rose, The Naked Firefly
This is my conversation with Kierra L Rose about her new book, The Healer's Love. Check out her book (here) and her YouTube Channel (here).If you want to support the work that I do, you can join the project on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/cedorsett Or buy me a Coffee on Ko-fi. YouTube Channel= https://www.youtube.com/user/cedorsett/ Site: https://www.projectshadow.com Dragon's of Night: https://www.worldanvil.com/w/dragons-of-night Twitter: https://twitter.com/cedorsett Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/projectshadowsite/
35:19
July 29, 2020
The Joy of Podcasting- How and Why
Since Lauren asked about how to set up a podcast, let's talk about that today, and why everyone should have one. If you want to support the work that I do, you can join the project on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/cedorsett Or buy me a Coffee on Ko-fi. YouTube Channel= https://www.youtube.com/user/cedorsett/ Site: https://www.projectshadow.com Dragon's of Night: https://www.worldanvil.com/w/dragons-of-night Twitter: https://twitter.com/cedorsett Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/projectshadowsite/
32:20
July 27, 2020
Interview with KaShay Warren
Check out my interview with KaShay Warren. We were supposed to talk about Short Stories, but this conversation turned into some very special. We talked about Race, Gender, and Creativity. Learn more about KaShay Warren here. If you want to support the work that I do, you can join the project on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/cedorsett Or buy me a Coffee on Ko-fi. YouTube Channel= https://www.youtube.com/user/cedorsett/ Site: https://www.projectshadow.com Dragon's of Night: https://www.worldanvil.com/w/dragons-of-night Twitter: https://twitter.com/cedorsett Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/projectshadowsite/
45:09
July 22, 2020
Creativity, Burnout, and Imposter Syndrome
If you want more about this topic, I did an Author Chat with Abigail Ford and Jules the Dawdling Writer that you can watch here. If you want to support the work that I do, you can join the project on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/cedorsett Or buy me a Coffee on Ko-fi. YouTube Channel= https://www.youtube.com/user/cedorsett/ Site: https://www.projectshadow.com Dragon's of Night: https://www.worldanvil.com/w/dragons-of-night Twitter: https://twitter.com/cedorsett Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/projectshadowsite/
31:51
July 19, 2020
What if my dream isn't about publishing anymore
Let's talk about cutting our own path forward.If you want to support the work that I do, you can join the project on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/cedorsett Or buy me a Coffee on Ko-fi. YouTube Channel= https://www.youtube.com/user/cedorsett/ Site: https://www.projectshadow.com Dragon's of Night: https://www.worldanvil.com/w/dragons-of-night Twitter: https://twitter.com/cedorsett Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/projectshadowsite/
30:58
July 13, 2020
How the 1st Week of World Building Summer Camp has already improved my Setting
Let's just get to the links I promised. World Anvil's World Building Summer Camp The Lamp of Sariel The Legend of the Lost Lamp of Sariel Mother Soteria Wampus Cat Sanguinem Fame (Blood Hunger) The Chariot of the Septenaries If you want to support the work that I do, you can join the project on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/cedorsett Or buy me a Coffee on Ko-fi. YouTube Channel= https://www.youtube.com/user/cedorsett/ Site: https://www.projectshadow.com Dragon's of Night: https://www.worldanvil.com/w/dragons-of-night Twitter: https://twitter.com/cedorsett Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/projectshadowsite/
31:03
July 6, 2020
World Building Cultures in a time of Cultural Upheaval
Things are changing, or at least they feel like they are. This is an interesting time to do world building a contemporary dark fantasy world set on Earth. What I decided to do I decided to set the story in the ’90s because of my own nostalgia for the goth subculture of my youth. Also I didn’t want to have to deal with the state of the world as it is now. I don’t know how to process live in the United States right now enough to write a story about it, but that doesn’t mean that current events aren’t changing the ideas going into my story world. The Outrage is not mine to appropriate Our job is not to appropriate the anger and outrage of people of color and victims of systemic racism, segregation, or of any population we do not belong to that suffered genocide. We need to adopt a tone of confession and anti-racism. We also need to be careful not to proclaim that our stores offer an absolute or ideal solution to these problems.  How do we write honestly from the POV of our characters without appropriation? I can’t write a utopia because that wouldn’t serve the story, but I can’t pretend that I have the answer to these problems.  What ever am I going to do? The real question is: how do I develop a “realistic” fantasy setting without either proclaiming that I have found a “perfect” solution or appearing to write anything into the setting that would justify the bias of the characters within the setting? The answer I came up with is to focus on making sure I am not including racist tropes in my world building that would undercut the stories and the world itself. I know I will not be perfect about this, but it is something we all need to keep a close eye on. Several good example of what I am talking about come from my beloved Harry Potter books. I am not talking about the author’s current transphobia, but the flawed analogy used in the series. Seek perfection Knowing you will never find it. I know I will make mistakes, we all will, but we cannot allow our fear of failure to keep us from working. I understand that there is a big difference between author intent and reader impact, so I am going to do everything in my power to do no harm with my work. Should I mess up, then I need to apologize and fix it in good faith. I don’t have all the answers I wish more writers would repeat that over and over to themselves. Our work is about seeking meaning in this world and finding an escape from it. Our job is not to solve the world’s problem but to search, try, and sometimes harrow the souls of our characters and give our readers a worthwhile experience. All writing is empathy. Don’t be afraid to admit that you don’t know everything. The road to hell may be paved with good intentions, but that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t keep a close eye on our intentions and the effect we might have on others. Fear serves no purpose other than to keep us quiet. Do your best to tell stories worth tell, ever seeking to do no harm with your tales. That is all that can be asked from any of us.If you want to support the work that I do, you can join the project on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/cedorsett YouTube Channel= https://www.youtube.com/user/cedorsett/ Site: https://www.projectshadow.com Dragon's of Night: https://www.worldanvil.com/w/dragons-of-night Twitter: https://twitter.com/cedorsett Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/projectshadowsite/
31:13
June 29, 2020
Recapturing my love for storytelling
The best part of this new project for me is that it has restored my love for telling stories and writing. I didn’t think I lost my love until I felt it return. How I lost my love of story? How it affected my work? How it got it back? What are the next steps? If you want to support the work that I do, you can join the project on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/cedorsett YouTube Channel= https://www.youtube.com/user/cedorsett/ Site: https://www.projectshadow.com Ash Dancer: https://www.worldanvil.com/w/ash-dancer Barrens' End: https://www.worldanvil.com/w/barrens--end Dragon's of Night: https://www.worldanvil.com/w/dragons-of-night Princess Rescue Squad: https://www.worldanvil.com/w/princess-rescue-squad Twitter: https://twitter.com/cedorsett Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/projectshadowsite/
21:46
June 26, 2020
Setting the Scene of Dragons of Night
Let’s talk about Setting the scene and go through my draft (here). How are you setting the scene for your work? What do you think about How I set up mine?If you want to support the work that I do, you can join the project on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/cedorsett YouTube Channel= https://www.youtube.com/user/cedorsett/ Site: https://www.projectshadow.com Ash Dancer: https://www.worldanvil.com/w/ash-dancer Barrens' End: https://www.worldanvil.com/w/barrens--end Dragon's of Night: https://www.worldanvil.com/w/dragons-of-night Princess Rescue Squad: https://www.worldanvil.com/w/princess-rescue-squad Twitter: https://twitter.com/cedorsett Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/projectshadowsite/
22:27
June 25, 2020
The Foundation of Dragons of Night
Let’s dig into the Foundations page by talking about how to use it. I will be using mine as an example (here). What are the foundations of your world? What do you think about mine?If you want to support the work that I do, you can join the project on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/cedorsett YouTube Channel= https://www.youtube.com/user/cedorsett/ Site: https://www.projectshadow.com Ash Dancer: https://www.worldanvil.com/w/ash-dancer Barrens' End: https://www.worldanvil.com/w/barrens--end Dragon's of Night: https://www.worldanvil.com/w/dragons-of-night Princess Rescue Squad: https://www.worldanvil.com/w/princess-rescue-squad Twitter: https://twitter.com/cedorsett Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/projectshadowsite/
22:20
June 24, 2020
Creating My Inspiration Board and Meta for Dragons of Night
Since I am taking part in World Anvil’s World Building Summer Camp for Camp NaNoWriMo this year, I am working on my prep homework. Prep Challenge 1- The Meta Prep Challenge 2- The Inspiration Board So let’s talk about mine: My Inspiration Board My Meta Page I have never felt more secure in my story world and what I am building, I hope you come along for the ride.If you want to support the work that I do, you can join the project on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/cedorsett YouTube Channel= https://www.youtube.com/user/cedorsett/ Site: https://www.projectshadow.com Ash Dancer: https://www.worldanvil.com/w/ash-dancer Barrens' End: https://www.worldanvil.com/w/barrens--end Dragon's of Night: https://www.worldanvil.com/w/dragons-of-night Princess Rescue Squad: https://www.worldanvil.com/w/princess-rescue-squad Twitter: https://twitter.com/cedorsett Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/projectshadowsite/
22:38
June 23, 2020
Announcing my Camp NaNoWriMo Project
For Camp NaNoWriMo this July, I am doing World Anvil’s World Building Summer Camp! Specifically, I am building my Dragons of Night setting (here) so I can write my new Blinded Angels series. So, what is Camp NaNoWriMo and World Building Summer Camp? What is Dragons of Night? What is Blinded Angels? I hope you are excited to work on your own project and interested to follow along with the creation of mine. Let’s do this together.If you want to support the work that I do, you can join the project on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/cedorsett YouTube Channel= https://www.youtube.com/user/cedorsett/ Site: https://www.projectshadow.com Ash Dancer: https://www.worldanvil.com/w/ash-dancer Barrens' End: https://www.worldanvil.com/w/barrens--end Dragon's of Night: https://www.worldanvil.com/w/dragons-of-night Princess Rescue Squad: https://www.worldanvil.com/w/princess-rescue-squad Twitter: https://twitter.com/cedorsett Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/projectshadowsite/
23:51
June 22, 2020
Secret Dreams of a Non-binary Writer Reader
If I had a penny for every time I have been told that I am limiting my audience by writing so many Queer characters, I would be rich. I have been called out in my hometown as a race traitor for having non-white characters characters in my books… I am not trying to pat my self on the back or show my bona fides on these issues, but to explain that world is full of people trapped in their own minds. All I want is for people learn to ask themselves how much you engage with protagonists that are different from you. If you are a part of any minority, that answer is probably either “all the time” or “way too much.” If you are a cis gender, heterosexual, white male, would you answer the same way? Too many voices in fandom and society speak out anytime representation happens. No, they don’t represent the majority opinion and they are outliers, but the problem is, large and small media companies cave in to them all too often. Diversity in fiction allows more people to see and empathize with people from different backgrounds, and in so doing, we learn to empathize with everyone as human. That is what these people don’t want to have happen.  They believe that division is power. They are wrong. Unity is power. Diversity is power. It is where our real strength resides.If you want to support the work that I do, you can join the project on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/cedorsett YouTube Channel= https://www.youtube.com/user/cedorsett/ Site: https://www.projectshadow.com Ash Dancer: https://www.worldanvil.com/w/ash-dancer Barrens' End: https://www.worldanvil.com/w/barrens--end Dragon's of Night: https://www.worldanvil.com/w/dragons-of-night Princess Rescue Squad: https://www.worldanvil.com/w/princess-rescue-squad Twitter: https://twitter.com/cedorsett Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/projectshadowsite/
23:24
June 19, 2020
Leadership is a hollow lie
The biggest lie that threatens our world is that left behind king and queens when we became democratic societies. We didn’t, we simply changed the way we named people part of the ruling class. In a democracy, we believe that the power belongs to the people. When well organized, this is true. Unfortunately, we have constructed an idea that we should elect “leaders” and then follow them. Nothing could be less democratic. A representative at best should be a Vox Populi, or voice of the people they represent. They are meant to follow their constituents not the other way around. When we examine real movements like the ones that are happening right now such as the Black Lives Matter protests for George Floyd, we are watching the entitled ruling class bristling at the mere suggestion that they should listen to much less follow the will of the people or even work for the people. We have to learn to see the through these ideas and start seeing people as coordinators, mediators, and organizers, and abandon the language of leaders and leadership. It does more harm than good.If you want to support the work that I do, you can join the project on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/cedorsett YouTube Channel= https://www.youtube.com/user/cedorsett/ Site: https://www.projectshadow.com Ash Dancer: https://www.worldanvil.com/w/ash-dancer Barrens' End: https://www.worldanvil.com/w/barrens--end Dragon's of Night: https://www.worldanvil.com/w/dragons-of-night Princess Rescue Squad: https://www.worldanvil.com/w/princess-rescue-squad Twitter: https://twitter.com/cedorsett Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/projectshadowsite/
21:22
June 18, 2020
Foundation and Setting in World Building, a thank you to World Anvil
If you are working on your world building or wondering why your work feels unoriginal, then the problem isn’t really with your story, it is with your world building or lack thereof. Janet at World Anvil has made a great video about this (here), and they have example pages (here and here). Let’s talk about this starting point in world building.If you want to support the work that I do, you can join the project on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/cedorsett YouTube Channel= https://www.youtube.com/user/cedorsett/ Site: https://www.projectshadow.com Ash Dancer: https://www.worldanvil.com/w/ash-dancer Barrens' End: https://www.worldanvil.com/w/barrens--end Dragon's of Night: https://www.worldanvil.com/w/dragons-of-night Princess Rescue Squad: https://www.worldanvil.com/w/princess-rescue-squad Twitter: https://twitter.com/cedorsett Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/projectshadowsite/
21:26
June 17, 2020
Escaping our own Narratives
Whether it is the experience of People of Color, Women, or the Queer community, too many people refuse to believe stories from lives so different from our own. Why? We mistakenly believe that we see the world as it is, or understand how the world works. We don’t. We tell ourselves stories. Every new piece of information we get, every new story we encounter, we both compare to our existing narrative and weave it in, but that weaving is the problem. Other people’s stories are shaped and altered by the stories we already tell our self in order to fit them in. We have predefined shapes for those stories to take and will find a way to justify changing those stories so they work with our own meta narrative. So we don’t see the truth right before our eyes. Until we are honest about this process, we will continue to reject stories different from our own until something happens so horrible it makes us question our own stories. The solution is simple. Always question the way you see the world and be proud to grow and change as your understanding of the world develops and changes.If you want to support the work that I do, you can join the project on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/cedorsett YouTube Channel= https://www.youtube.com/user/cedorsett/ Site: https://www.projectshadow.com Ash Dancer: https://www.worldanvil.com/w/ash-dancer Barrens' End: https://www.worldanvil.com/w/barrens--end Dragon's of Night: https://www.worldanvil.com/w/dragons-of-night Princess Rescue Squad: https://www.worldanvil.com/w/princess-rescue-squad Twitter: https://twitter.com/cedorsett Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/projectshadowsite/
22:12
June 16, 2020
What does Infinite Diversity in Infinite Combination Mean
With everything going on in this country, the idea of diversity has become a buzzword, and I am afraid it is a momentary meme and not something we are dedicated to. Some have finally had their eyes opened by the murder of George Floyd, but we can’t let this be the cause of the moment that we forget when the protests die down. Black Lives Matter. Diversity is not or at least should not be virtue signaling. We have to fundamentally change or all of this is for nothing. Gene Roddenberry said: “If humanity is to survive, we will have learned to take delight in the essential differences between people and between cultures. We will learn that differences in ideas and attitudes are a delight, part of life’s exciting variety, not something to fear.” That is how IDIC (Infinite Diversity in Infinite Combination) starts, but that is not the end of it. IDIC means that our strength comes from our diversity and how we come together to make the world better for everyone.If you want to support the work that I do, you can join the project on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/cedorsett YouTube Channel= https://www.youtube.com/user/cedorsett/ Site: https://www.projectshadow.com Ash Dancer: https://www.worldanvil.com/w/ash-dancer Barrens' End: https://www.worldanvil.com/w/barrens--end Dragon's of Night: https://www.worldanvil.com/w/dragons-of-night Princess Rescue Squad: https://www.worldanvil.com/w/princess-rescue-squad Twitter: https://twitter.com/cedorsett Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/projectshadowsite/
24:15
June 15, 2020
Redefining Creativity
Creativity isn't free when it is encumbered by the requirements of privilege. We need more voices, not more of the same.If you want to support the work that I do, you can join the project on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/cedorsett YouTube Channel= https://www.youtube.com/user/cedorsett/ Site: https://www.projectshadow.com Ash Dancer: https://www.worldanvil.com/w/ash-dancer Barrens' End: https://www.worldanvil.com/w/barrens--end Dragon's of Night: https://www.worldanvil.com/w/dragons-of-night Princess Rescue Squad: https://www.worldanvil.com/w/princess-rescue-squad Twitter: https://twitter.com/cedorsett Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/projectshadowsite/
22:18
June 12, 2020
Redefining Hope
Hope without action is pointless.If you want to support the work that I do, you can join the project on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/cedorsett YouTube Channel= https://www.youtube.com/user/cedorsett/ Site: https://www.projectshadow.com Ash Dancer: https://www.worldanvil.com/w/ash-dancer Barrens' End: https://www.worldanvil.com/w/barrens--end Dragon's of Night: https://www.worldanvil.com/w/dragons-of-night Princess Rescue Squad: https://www.worldanvil.com/w/princess-rescue-squad Twitter: https://twitter.com/cedorsett Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/projectshadowsite/
21:50
June 11, 2020
Redefining Truth
Truth is a slippery devil, and when we hold on to it too tight, it becomes a poison that harms many.If you want to support the work that I do, you can join the project on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/cedorsett YouTube Channel= https://www.youtube.com/user/cedorsett/ Site: https://www.projectshadow.com Ash Dancer: https://www.worldanvil.com/w/ash-dancer Barrens' End: https://www.worldanvil.com/w/barrens--end Dragon's of Night: https://www.worldanvil.com/w/dragons-of-night Princess Rescue Squad: https://www.worldanvil.com/w/princess-rescue-squad Twitter: https://twitter.com/cedorsett Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/projectshadowsite/
22:58
June 10, 2020
Redefining Community
What is a community after all?If you want to support the work that I do, you can join the project on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/cedorsett YouTube Channel= https://www.youtube.com/user/cedorsett/ Site: https://www.projectshadow.com Ash Dancer: https://www.worldanvil.com/w/ash-dancer Barrens' End: https://www.worldanvil.com/w/barrens--end Dragon's of Night: https://www.worldanvil.com/w/dragons-of-night Princess Rescue Squad: https://www.worldanvil.com/w/princess-rescue-squad Twitter: https://twitter.com/cedorsett Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/projectshadowsite/
21:53
June 9, 2020
Redefining Strength
Let's start reconstructing ourselves and our culture.If you want to support the work that I do, you can join the project on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/cedorsett YouTube Channel= https://www.youtube.com/user/cedorsett/ Site: https://www.projectshadow.com Ash Dancer: https://www.worldanvil.com/w/ash-dancer Barrens' End: https://www.worldanvil.com/w/barrens--end Dragon's of Night: https://www.worldanvil.com/w/dragons-of-night Princess Rescue Squad: https://www.worldanvil.com/w/princess-rescue-squad Twitter: https://twitter.com/cedorsett Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/projectshadowsite/
22:20
June 8, 2020
I am not a novelist, but I am a writer
Let's launch my new writing projects. If you want to support the work that I do, you can join the project on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/cedorsett YouTube Channel= https://www.youtube.com/user/cedorsett/ Site: https://www.projectshadow.com Ash Dancer: https://www.worldanvil.com/w/ash-dancer Barrens' End: https://www.worldanvil.com/w/barrens--end Dragon's of Night: https://www.worldanvil.com/w/dragons-of-night Princess Rescue Squad: https://www.worldanvil.com/w/princess-rescue-squad Twitter: https://twitter.com/cedorsett Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/projectshadowsite/
23:46
June 5, 2020
Fighting through the Rage
Let's talk about what we can do in times like these.
21:55
June 4, 2020
An Open Letter to My Fellow White Americans
Believe Black People. Black Lives Matter.If you want to support the work that I do, you can join the project on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/cedorsett YouTube Channel= https://www.youtube.com/user/cedorsett/ Site: https://www.projectshadow.com Twitter: https://twitter.com/cedorsett Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/projectshadowsite/
23:25
June 3, 2020
Changing it up versus Change for Change's Sake
When do we mess with a trope and when do we just use it.If you want to support the work that I do, you can join the project on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/cedorsett YouTube Channel= https://www.youtube.com/user/cedorsett/ Site: https://www.projectshadow.com Twitter: https://twitter.com/cedorsett Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/projectshadowsite/
22:05
June 2, 2020
The Terror of a Second Debut Novel
Starting over is like starting the first time with all the concern and worry that comes with it.If you want to support the work that I do, you can join the project on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/cedorsett YouTube Channel= https://www.youtube.com/user/cedorsett/ Site: https://www.projectshadow.com Twitter: https://twitter.com/cedorsett Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/projectshadowsite/
22:08
June 1, 2020
My experiment with a Zero Draft
Let's talk about everything from zero drafting, what it means to be a gamer writer, to depression and anxiety.If you want to support the work that I do, you can join the project on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/cedorsett YouTube Channel= https://www.youtube.com/user/cedorsett/ Site: https://www.projectshadow.com Twitter: https://twitter.com/cedorsett Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/projectshadowsite/
22:29
May 29, 2020
Loss and the Future- on Larry Kramer and HBO Max
Join me in saying farewell to Larry Kramer. Then we look toward the future of the show.If you want to support the work that I do, you can join the project on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/cedorsett YouTube Channel= https://www.youtube.com/user/cedorsett/ Site: https://www.projectshadow.com Twitter: https://twitter.com/cedorsett Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/projectshadowsite/
22:29
May 28, 2020
Writing with Myths and Other People's Religions
This is a difficult subject to lay out.If you want to support the work that I do, you can join the project on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/cedorsett YouTube Channel= https://www.youtube.com/user/cedorsett/ Site: https://www.projectshadow.com Twitter: https://twitter.com/cedorsett Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/projectshadowsite/
22:40
May 27, 2020
Let's talk about the Birds of Prey Movie with Harley Quinn
Crazy movies should be crazy.If you want to support the work that I do, you can join the project on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/cedorsett YouTube Channel= https://www.youtube.com/user/cedorsett/ Site: https://www.projectshadow.com Twitter: https://twitter.com/cedorsett Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/projectshadowsite/
22:28
May 26, 2020
Motherland Fort Salem Season 1 Review
A good show that needs more world building to be great.If you want to support the work that I do, you can join the project on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/cedorsett YouTube Channel= https://www.youtube.com/user/cedorsett/ Site: https://www.projectshadow.com Twitter: https://twitter.com/cedorsett Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/projectshadowsite/
23:05
May 25, 2020
Writing Plans, Focus, and The Chaotic Life of a Writer
What's going on with my writing and my plans? CHAOS. If you want to support the work that I do, you can join the project on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/cedorsett YouTube Channel= https://www.youtube.com/user/cedorsett/ Site: https://www.projectshadow.com Twitter: https://twitter.com/cedorsett Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/projectshadowsite/
22:59
May 22, 2020
The Snyder Cut and the 20 to 30 million dollar budget
Let's talk about the PR campaign masquerading as fan service. If you want to support the work that I do, you can join the project on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/cedorsett YouTube Channel= https://www.youtube.com/user/cedorsett/ Site: https://www.projectshadow.com Twitter: https://twitter.com/cedorsett Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/projectshadowsite/
22:55
May 21, 2020
Andrea Vernon and the Corporattion of Ultrahuman Protection Book Review
I haven't laughed this hard while reading for a while. If you want to support the work that I do, you can join the project on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/cedorsett YouTube Channel= https://www.youtube.com/user/cedorsett/ Site: https://www.projectshadow.com Twitter: https://twitter.com/cedorsett Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/projectshadowsite/
22:27
May 20, 2020
Star Trek Strange New Worlds Confirmed
Looks like it's time for another reboot.If you want to support the work that I do, you can join the project on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/cedorsett YouTube Channel= https://www.youtube.com/user/cedorsett/ Site: https://www.projectshadow.com Twitter: https://twitter.com/cedorsett Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/projectshadowsite/
21:44
May 19, 2020
A Message to the Class of 2020
Welcome to the world of tomorrow.If you want to support the work that I do, you can join the project on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/cedorsett YouTube Channel= https://www.youtube.com/user/cedorsett/ Site: https://www.projectshadow.com Twitter: https://twitter.com/cedorsett Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/projectshadowsite/
21:27
May 18, 2020
Why won't Disney leave Boba Fett Dead
Please have faith in your stories Disney. If you want to support the work that I do, you can join the project on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/cedorsett YouTube Channel= https://www.youtube.com/user/cedorsett/ Site: https://www.projectshadow.com Twitter: https://twitter.com/cedorsett Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/projectshadowsite/
22:16
May 15, 2020
Heteronormativity and Queerness in Motherland Fort Salem
What would a Matriarchal America look like? Just kidding, its a gender flip. If you want to support the work that I do, you can join the project on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/cedorsett YouTube Channel= https://www.youtube.com/user/cedorsett/ Site: https://www.projectshadow.com Twitter: https://twitter.com/cedorsett Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/projectshadowsite/
22:21
May 14, 2020
Star Wars The Clone Wars Final Season Discussion
This series is a masterpiece. Join our Discord If you want to support the work that I do, you can join the project on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/cedorsett YouTube Channel= https://www.youtube.com/user/cedorsett/ Site: https://www.projectshadow.com Twitter: https://twitter.com/cedorsett Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/projectshadowsite/
24:28
May 13, 2020
Gaming Nostalgia or why finding my homeworld in No Man's Sky got me
Remembering the good times. Join our Discord If you want to support the work that I do, you can join the project on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/cedorsett YouTube Channel= https://www.youtube.com/user/cedorsett/ Site: https://www.projectshadow.com Twitter: https://twitter.com/cedorsett Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/projectshadowsite/
21:28
May 12, 2020
Dear Nostalgic Series Showrunners
Let's talk about why these series often go wrong. Join our Discord If you want to support the work that I do, you can join the project on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/cedorsett YouTube Channel= https://www.youtube.com/user/cedorsett/ Site: https://www.projectshadow.com Twitter: https://twitter.com/cedorsett Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/projectshadowsite/
21:35
May 11, 2020
Finding our way forward
An update on what's been going on and a few announcements.  Join our Discord If you want to support the work that I do, you can join the project on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/cedorsett YouTube Channel= https://www.youtube.com/user/cedorsett/ Site: https://www.projectshadow.com Twitter: https://twitter.com/cedorsett Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/projectshadowsite/
22:32
May 8, 2020
Why I want to be a writer
Why do you want to be a writer? What do you want your readers to feel? What do you want to feel? Join our Discord If you want to support the work that I do, you can join the project on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/cedorsett YouTube Channel= https://www.youtube.com/user/cedorsett/ Site: https://www.projectshadow.com Twitter: https://twitter.com/cedorsett Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/projectshadowsite/
21:42
May 7, 2020
Netflix's Hollywood and its Rose TInted Glasses
Is it fanfiction, fantasy, or designed to provoke conversation? Join our Discord If you want to support the work that I do, you can join the project on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/cedorsett YouTube Channel= https://www.youtube.com/user/cedorsett/ Site: https://www.projectshadow.com Twitter: https://twitter.com/cedorsett Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/projectshadowsite/
25:54
May 6, 2020
Should I fight the Darkness creeping into my Space Opera
How to discern an anxiety to find the path forward. Join our Discord If you want to support the work that I do, you can join the project on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/cedorsett YouTube Channel= https://www.youtube.com/user/cedorsett/ Site: https://www.projectshadow.com Twitter: https://twitter.com/cedorsett Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/projectshadowsite/
23:44
May 5, 2020
How I rebuilt my Scrivener templates to Save the Cat
How to use Save the Cat as a pantser. Join our Discord If you want to support the work that I do, you can join the project on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/cedorsett YouTube Channel= https://www.youtube.com/user/cedorsett/ Site: https://www.projectshadow.com Twitter: https://twitter.com/cedorsett Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/projectshadowsite/
21:24
May 4, 2020
Rewatching Hackers, why do I love this movie so much
How trash movies can remind you who you are. Join our Discord If you want to support the work that I do, you can join the project on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/cedorsett YouTube Channel= https://www.youtube.com/user/cedorsett/ Site: https://www.projectshadow.com Twitter: https://twitter.com/cedorsett Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/projectshadowsite/
22:30
May 1, 2020
My Thoughts on Failing Camp NaNoWriMo
Learning our limits is important. Join our Discord If you want to support the work that I do, you can join the project on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/cedorsett YouTube Channel= https://www.youtube.com/user/cedorsett/ Site: https://www.projectshadow.com Twitter: https://twitter.com/cedorsett Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/projectshadowsite/
21:02
April 30, 2020
In Search of a Unique Space Opera
Sorting through our favorite tropes. Join our Discord If you want to support the work that I do, you can join the project on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/cedorsett YouTube Channel= https://www.youtube.com/user/cedorsett/ Site: https://www.projectshadow.com Twitter: https://twitter.com/cedorsett Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/projectshadowsite/
22:03
April 29, 2020
What is Inspiration
There is no inspiration, only motivation. Join our Discord If you want to support the work that I do, you can join the project on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/cedorsett YouTube Channel= https://www.youtube.com/user/cedorsett/ Site: https://www.projectshadow.com Twitter: https://twitter.com/cedorsett Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/projectshadowsite/
22:25
April 28, 2020
On a Female Star Wars, an open letter to Disney
Stop asking for a pat on the back and don't ignore female writers of other media. Join our Discord If you want to support the work that I do, you can join the project on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/cedorsett YouTube Channel= https://www.youtube.com/user/cedorsett/ Site: https://www.projectshadow.com Twitter: https://twitter.com/cedorsett Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/projectshadowsite/
22:40
April 27, 2020
The One Thousandth Episode Spectacular
Brian and I discuss this podcast since it launched on August 7, 2007 to today, then I play some deep cuts from our old shows and how we got here. Thank you all so much for helping us get to 1000 episode. Join our Discord If you want to support the work that I do, you can join the project on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/cedorsett YouTube Channel= https://www.youtube.com/user/cedorsett/ Site: https://www.projectshadow.com Twitter: https://twitter.com/cedorsett Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/projectshadowsite/
1:02:45
April 24, 2020
Returning to No Man's Sky
Brian and I discuss No Man's Sky and Nvidia GeForce Now. Join our Discord If you want to support the work that I do, you can join the project on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/cedorsett YouTube Channel= https://www.youtube.com/user/cedorsett/ Site: https://www.projectshadow.com Twitter: https://twitter.com/cedorsett Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/projectshadowsite/
26:07
April 23, 2020
Creating a Non-binary Hero
I am my own worse critic. Join our Discord If you want to support the work that I do, you can join the project on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/cedorsett YouTube Channel= https://www.youtube.com/user/cedorsett/ Site: https://www.projectshadow.com Twitter: https://twitter.com/cedorsett Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/projectshadowsite/
23:28
April 22, 2020
Writing is Herding Cats
How to collect ideas when you have them. Join our Discord If you want to support the work that I do, you can join the project on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/cedorsett YouTube Channel= https://www.youtube.com/user/cedorsett/ Site: https://www.projectshadow.com Twitter: https://twitter.com/cedorsett Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/projectshadowsite/
24:17
April 21, 2020
Why is Project- Shadow
Because the question is more important than the answer. Join our Discord If you want to support the work that I do, you can join the project on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/cedorsett YouTube Channel= https://www.youtube.com/user/cedorsett/ Site: https://www.projectshadow.com Twitter: https://twitter.com/cedorsett Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/projectshadowsite/
22:32
April 20, 2020
The Rage that Never Dies
The argument for compassion over capitalism. Join our Discord If you want to support the work that I do, you can join the project on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/cedorsett YouTube Channel= https://www.youtube.com/user/cedorsett/ Site: https://www.projectshadow.com Twitter: https://twitter.com/cedorsett Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/projectshadowsite/
22:32
April 17, 2020
I can tell my mental state by what Ghost song goes through my head when I get up
Learning to interact with our personal mythos. Join our Discord If you want to support the work that I do, you can join the project on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/cedorsett YouTube Channel= https://www.youtube.com/user/cedorsett/ Site: https://www.projectshadow.com Twitter: https://twitter.com/cedorsett Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/projectshadowsite/
22:50
April 16, 2020
Depression in a time of Crisis
Let's talk about the emerging compassion we are seeing in the world and how to make it grow. Join our Discord If you want to support the work that I do, you can join the project on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/cedorsett YouTube Channel= https://www.youtube.com/user/cedorsett/ Site: https://www.projectshadow.com Twitter: https://twitter.com/cedorsett Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/projectshadowsite/
21:55
April 15, 2020
World Building The Referential and Symbolic Code
Let's get world building. Join our Discord If you want to support the work that I do, you can join the project on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/cedorsett YouTube Channel= https://www.youtube.com/user/cedorsett/ Site: https://www.projectshadow.com Twitter: https://twitter.com/cedorsett Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/projectshadowsite/
21:51
April 14, 2020
World Building The Character Code
Don't let your world fall down the rabbit hole. Join our Discord If you want to support the work that I do, you can join the project on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/cedorsett YouTube Channel= https://www.youtube.com/user/cedorsett/ Site: https://www.projectshadow.com Twitter: https://twitter.com/cedorsett Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/projectshadowsite/
22:20
April 13, 2020
World Building the Enigma Code
Let's build a mystery. Join our Discord If you want to support the work that I do, you can join the project on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/cedorsett YouTube Channel= https://www.youtube.com/user/cedorsett/ Site: https://www.projectshadow.com Twitter: https://twitter.com/cedorsett Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/projectshadowsite/
22:01
April 10, 2020
World Building The Action Code and The Seven Lenses
How do Tim Hickson's 6 lenses broaden the action code. The Queen of Seven Ravens on World Anvil. Join our Discord If you want to support the work that I do, you can join the project on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/cedorsett YouTube Channel= https://www.youtube.com/user/cedorsett/ Site: https://www.projectshadow.com Twitter: https://twitter.com/cedorsett Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/projectshadowsite/
24:05
April 9, 2020
World Building with the Five Codes of Barthes
It is time to dig into the World Building and see how the Five Codes of Roland Barthes can help us tell the story we want to tell. Join our Discord If you want to support the work that I do, you can join the project on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/cedorsett YouTube Channel= https://www.youtube.com/user/cedorsett/ Site: https://www.projectshadow.com Twitter: https://twitter.com/cedorsett Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/projectshadowsite/
23:22
April 8, 2020
Pixar's Onward on the Nature of Family
How long until you think the series starts on Disney+? Join our Discord If you want to support the work that I do, you can join the project on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/cedorsett YouTube Channel= https://www.youtube.com/user/cedorsett/ Site: https://www.projectshadow.com Twitter: https://twitter.com/cedorsett Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/projectshadowsite/
23:27
April 7, 2020
World Building the Story Focus
Now its time to figure out what the book will be about. If you want to support the work that I do, you can join the project on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/cedorsett YouTube Channel= https://www.youtube.com/user/cedorsett/ Site: https://www.projectshadow.com Twitter: https://twitter.com/cedorsett Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/projectshadowsite/
22:07
April 6, 2020
Worldbuilding The Steps of the Passage
This is the last major step in the process before we dive into the nitty gritty. If you want to support the work that I do, you can join the project on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/cedorsett YouTube Channel= https://www.youtube.com/user/cedorsett/ Site: https://www.projectshadow.com Twitter: https://twitter.com/cedorsett Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/projectshadowsite/
22:29
April 3, 2020
Announcing the Real Princess Rescue Squad
Going from Fanfic to a new fantasy world. If you want to support the work that I do, you can join the project on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/cedorsett YouTube Channel= https://www.youtube.com/user/cedorsett/ Site: https://www.projectshadow.com Twitter: https://twitter.com/cedorsett Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/projectshadowsite/
23:58
April 2, 2020
World Building from The Solution to the Problem to the Marvelous Element
Now, let's work out the positive side of the world. If you want to support the work that I do, you can join the project on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/cedorsett YouTube Channel= https://www.youtube.com/user/cedorsett/ Site: https://www.projectshadow.com Twitter: https://twitter.com/cedorsett Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/projectshadowsite/
24:28
April 1, 2020
World Building The Archetypes of the Creative Unconscious
Remember Archetypes are not Stereotypes. If you want to support the work that I do, you can join the project on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/cedorsett YouTube Channel= https://www.youtube.com/user/cedorsett/ Site: https://www.projectshadow.com Twitter: https://twitter.com/cedorsett Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/projectshadowsite/
23:00
March 31, 2020
Star Trek Picard Finale Discussion
Well that happened. I cried 1 tear, then I realized it meant nothing. If you want to support the work that I do, you can join the project on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/cedorsett YouTube Channel= https://www.youtube.com/user/cedorsett/ Site: https://www.projectshadow.com Twitter: https://twitter.com/cedorsett Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/projectshadowsite/
23:50
March 30, 2020
World Building from the State of Misfortune to the Holdfast
Let's continue our World Building 101 seminar. If you want to support the work that I do, you can join the project on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/cedorsett YouTube Channel= https://www.youtube.com/user/cedorsett/ Site: https://www.projectshadow.com Twitter: https://twitter.com/cedorsett Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/projectshadowsite/
22:59
March 27, 2020
World Building the Value being Pursued, the Scourge, and the Hook
We are continuing our World Building 101 seminar If you want to support the work that I do, you can join the project on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/cedorsett YouTube Channel= https://www.youtube.com/user/cedorsett/ Site: https://www.projectshadow.com Twitter: https://twitter.com/cedorsett Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/projectshadowsite/
22:50
March 26, 2020
World Building the Inciting Incident through the Entity being Transformed
Continuing our World Building seminar. Tim Hickson's 8 Steps to Constructing a Fictional World Histery If you want to support the work that I do, you can join the project on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/cedorsett YouTube Channel= https://www.youtube.com/user/cedorsett/ Site: https://www.projectshadow.com Twitter: https://twitter.com/cedorsett Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/projectshadowsite/
23:05
March 25, 2020
World Building from Fascination to Subject
Let's start our seminar on World Building with the Fascination, Subject, and Quintessential, the three things we need need to start with to find the heart of our new world. If you want to support the work that I do, you can join the project on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/cedorsett YouTube Channel= https://www.youtube.com/user/cedorsett/ Site: https://www.projectshadow.com Twitter: https://twitter.com/cedorsett Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/projectshadowsite/
22:21
March 24, 2020
Star Trek Picard Et in Arcadia Ego- Part 1 discussion
What I got right, wrong, and what is left to come.If you want to support the work that I do, you can join the project on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/cedorsett YouTube Channel= https://www.youtube.com/user/cedorsett/ Site: https://www.projectshadow.com Twitter: https://twitter.com/cedorsett Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/projectshadowsite/
23:27
March 23, 2020
I have a wonderful, unrealistic idea, and I am running with it.
While I am not ready to make an announcement yet, I would like to talk to you about having the courage to dare to dream and reach forward, even in such uncertain times. In some ways, this is as much a pep talk for me as it is for you. Our capacity to dream of a future we want to see is vital for us to actually build that better future for ourselves and others. Will I succeed on my insane quest? Eventually, but if we don’t start, we can never finish.If you want to support the work that I do, you can join the project on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/cedorsett YouTube Channel= https://www.youtube.com/user/cedorsett/ Site: https://www.projectshadow.com Twitter: https://twitter.com/cedorsett Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/projectshadowsite/
21:52
March 20, 2020
Jojo Rabbit is a brilliant deconstruction of Nationalism
Nothing in that title is a surprise to anyone who has already seen this movie. For me, the real power of this story is how it shows nationalism and all other isms of that type to be little more than cosplay for destructive ideas based on nothing real, important, or true at all. Let’s talk about Jojo Rabbit on today’s Project: Shadow.If you want to support the work that I do, you can join the project on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/cedorsett YouTube Channel= https://www.youtube.com/user/cedorsett/ Site: https://www.projectshadow.com Twitter: https://twitter.com/cedorsett Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/projectshadowsite/
21:31
March 19, 2020