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Writing Is Hypnotism

8/21/2019
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I was wrong. A while back, I commented on Stephen King's idea of writing being hypnotism. He stated that it was self-hypnotism. I stated that it was not. After doing research on hypnotism and doing some careful thought, I really I had misunderstood the concept, and what Stephen King stated was much closer to truth than what I believed. My Website: www.danielpoppie.com HTWG Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/howtowritegood HTWG Twitter: https://twitter.com/HTWGPodcast HTWG Instagram:...

Duration:00:40:31

Satire and Parody

8/14/2019
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Laughter is said to be the best medicine. I don't know if that is true. I suspect it isn't. Though it is probably not the best medicine, laughter and humor are an important part of society. On this week's episode of How to Write Good, I talk about the importance of satire and parody. Smellygoat's Social Media: https://www.minds.com/smellygoat11 My Website: www.danielpoppie.com HTWG Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/howtowritegood HTWG Twitter: https://twitter.com/HTWGPodcast HTWG Instagram:...

Duration:00:50:27

One Last Toast for Ebenezer Fleet - Chapter Nine

8/12/2019
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It has started to rain. Daniel is the only who cares about his father's death, and he does not know what to do next. How do you kill a man? Thanks for checking out my story, One Last Toast for Ebenezer Fleet. If you enjoyed this story, please leave a review on iTunes. Find out more about me and other work that I am doing at www.danielpoppie.com. Follow me on Facebook @howtowritegood, Twitter @HTWGPodcast, and Instagram @howtowritegood. Info Intro Music: Purple Nurple by Alex Beroza Story...

Duration:00:31:32

What Story Are We Telling Anyway?

8/7/2019
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When I talk about stories, I wonder what use stories are within the human experience. I think I was thinking about it wrong. I saw stories as something extra in life, but the story is something central to what it is to be human. My Website: www.danielpoppie.com HTWG Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/howtowritegood HTWG Twitter: https://twitter.com/HTWGPodcast HTWG Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/howtowritegood One Last Toast for Ebenezer Fleet:...

Duration:00:32:14

You Can't Do It Alone, and You Don't Have To

7/31/2019
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Every person has a different life. Some people start out with more benefits. Some start out with less. Those who don't seem to be doing as well may have something in common: they are alone. When you are alone, you cannot do it alone. What people need to understand is that even if you are alone right now, you don't need to be alone. My Website: www.danielpoppie.com HTWG Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/howtowritegood HTWG Twitter: https://twitter.com/HTWGPodcast HTWG Instagram:...

Duration:00:38:26

What Is Truth: Truth vs Truth

7/24/2019
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I think truth is an important thing. I think telling the truth is an important thing. But you have probably heard me talk about truth when you right quite often. "Your writing should be the truth," I say (or something like that), but when I talk about truth in writing, I am not talking about absolute truth. In this episode of How to Write Good, I explain a confusion that arises between academics and artists when talking about art. My Website: www.danielpoppie.com HTWG Facebook:...

Duration:00:35:47

Character Development: Character Development and Good Characters

7/17/2019
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Character development seems to be straightforward. You think up a character, and you write that character. But developing good characters isn't so easy. By now you probably know that I think every piece of writing is a little elusive. This week, I try to get to the heart of what makes characters in fiction good. This is where the way you live starts to affect the way you write and especially your character development. My Website: www.danielpoppie.com HTWG Facebook:...

Duration:00:36:58

Crafting a Good Plot: Pitfalls and Solutions to a Good Story

7/10/2019
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I often see writers who rely too heavily on plot outlines. These writers are often newer to the field. When you are looking at how your story flows and develops, here are some things to look at when you work through your plot. My Website: www.danielpoppie.com HTWG Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/howtowritegood HTWG Twitter: https://twitter.com/HTWGPodcast HTWG Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/howtowritegood One Last Toast for Ebenezer Fleet:...

Duration:09:13:54

One Last Toast for Ebenezer Fleet - Chapter Eight

7/8/2019
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After a week of dealing with his father being shot, Ezekiel finds himself in the shop again. Flashbacks to that day keep on haunting him, but he thinks he has a solution. And maybe it actually can be a solution if that solution does not destroy him first. Thanks for checking out my story, One Last Toast for Ebenezer Fleet. If you enjoyed this story, please leave a review on iTunes. Find out more about me and other work that I am doing at www.danielpoppie.com. Follow me on Facebook...

Duration:00:40:27

What is Art? How Should We Define it?

7/3/2019
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In these week's episode I take another look at art. I was recently working on another project that required me to dive into what art is. When looking into art and walking my way toward a definition, I found a good way to describe how these different artistic endeavors all fit together. My Website: www.danielpoppie.com HTWG Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/howtowritegood HTWG Twitter: https://twitter.com/HTWGPodcast HTWG Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/howtowritegood One Last Toast for...

Duration:00:37:38

On Writing Well and What Good Writing Is

6/26/2019
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I run into a lot of questions about "how" to do specific things when writing. I believe it is important to understand the craft of writing and storytelling well, but I think we need to view writing creatively from a different perspective. The question we should be asking is not what is the best way. We should be asking another question. My Website: www.danielpoppie.com HTWG Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/howtowritegood HTWG Twitter: https://twitter.com/HTWGPodcast HTWG Instagram:...

Duration:00:36:39

How to Find Story Ideas: Idea Generation and Writing

6/19/2019
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I have heard many people wonder how some people are able to come up with ideas out of the blue. I have even heard major authors state that they do not know where their ideas come from. The goal of this podcast is to help you down the path of developing a habit of coming up with ideas (or something like that). My Website: www.danielpoppie.com HTWG Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/howtowritegood HTWG Twitter: https://twitter.com/HTWGPodcast HTWG Instagram:...

Duration:00:40:59

Go the Extra Mile: Do Hard Things

6/12/2019
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On this week's episode of How to Write Good, I talk about how it is often the case that we only see ourselves as capable of doing things that others around us have already done. What if instead of doing everything we dream of and instead of doing only what others around us are doing, we go one step above everyone else around us is doing and then working our way up one step at a time? Besides this, I talk about how we can continue to pursue our dreams and betterment while at the same time...

Duration:00:37:24

One Last Toast for Ebenezer Fleet - Chapter Seven

6/10/2019
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Isaiah thinks it is a joke when his professor hands out drugs to the class. After he takes the drugs, he wants to do whatever it takes to shake off the experience. Thanks for checking out my story, One Last Toast for Ebenezer Fleet. If you enjoyed this story, please leave a review on iTunes. Chapter eight will be out July 7th. Find out more about me and other work that I am doing at www.danielpoppie.com. Follow me on Facebook @howtowritegood, Twitter @HTWGPodcast, and Instagram...

Duration:00:59:19

How to Write the Beginning of a Book

6/5/2019
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Are you having a hard time figuring out how to start your novel? Maybe this episode will help. My Website: www.danielpoppie.com HTWG Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/howtowritegood HTWG Twitter: https://twitter.com/HTWGPodcast HTWG Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/howtowritegood One Last Toast for Ebenezer Fleet: https://www.spreaker.com/show/one-last-toast-for-ebenezer-fleet Intro and Exit Music Credit: Brain-Eating Zombies from Area 51 by Moolen http://ccmixter.org/files/moolen/328

Duration:00:37:22

Making Music is a Team Sport with Hypheria

5/29/2019
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This week's guest is Hypheria, a band that does things a little differently than most. Instead of having three or four bandmates who are consistently in contact, Hypheria has one core musician who writes the base music before sending it off to another musician to put the new musician's spin on what has been written. The band does not exist as several musicians who create music together, but it functions as a revolving door of new musicians who are bringing their own musical flavor into the...

Duration:00:36:07

The Book is Better than the Movie: Why You Should Read

5/22/2019
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I don't think this is a big secret that many people like the book better than the movie. When a reader often goes to see a movie, they say that the book was better. But if the book is better than the movie, why do people want their favorite books to be made into movies? I agree with the idea that the book is likely better, but I do not think every great book should be made into a movie. I think it might be a bad thing if great books are made into movies. My Website: www.danielpoppie.com HTWG...

Duration:00:41:22

What is Wrong with Millennials: Why they are Hated

5/15/2019
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Millennials are hated. Baby-boomers hate millennials. Gen-Xers hate millennials. Millennials hate millennials. Dang millennials; they ruined being a millennial. I talk about millennials and how they work the way they do and why. My Website: www.danielpoppie.com HTWG Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/howtowritegood HTWG Twitter: https://twitter.com/HTWGPodcast HTWG Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/howtowritegood One Last Toast for Ebenezer Fleet:...

Duration:00:40:36

One Last Toast for Ebenezer Fleet - Chapter Six

5/12/2019
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Jeremiah finds himself alone. All his choices for the past year have been bad ones. His hopes and dreams seem to be slowly fading away, and he is greeted by a future of disorientation. His father is dying. How can he hope to step into adulthood without the man? How can he hope to ever fulfill his dreams? Thanks for checking out my story, One Last Toast for Ebenezer Fleet. If you enjoyed this story, please leave a review on iTunes. Chapter seven will be out on June 9th. Find out more about me...

Duration:00:57:44

Being an Entrepreneur and a Writer

5/8/2019
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When you are a young writer (i.e. a new writer), you have big dreams. You are going to write your first book. You are going to send the book off to a publisher. That publisher is going to see your genius, and you are going to be world famous. And what does becoming world famous get you? It allows you to lock yourself in a cave months at a time, crank out books, and never have to talk to another human again (I can only dream). But it does not work out like that for more than 99% of writers....

Duration:00:39:02