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World Building Disease

10/16/2019
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Some writers have trouble writing for one specific reason. Instead of writing, they choose to build the world around their story. This "World Building Disease" often overtakes writers who are creating fantasy worlds. Though it can get in the way of writing, it also serves a useful purpose. 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...

Duration:00:34:30

Shifting the Artistic Paradigm

10/9/2019
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There is a temptation to niche down when writing. Some would call this choosing a genre. The reason behind this is to make what you write fit into a specific market. When you write and there is already a market for what you write, it is more likely that you are going to sell books. But if you are niching down, are you likely to make a big impact on the literary world? Perhaps. My Website: www.danielpoppie.com HTWG Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/howtowritegood HTWG...

Duration:00:39:45

One Last Toast for Ebenezer Fleet - Chapter Eleven

10/7/2019
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Having sneaked into the trunk of Daniel's car, Jeremiah breaks himself out to find himself in a ghetto. The way forward seems clear: the door right in front of the car gaping open. 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...

Duration:00:33:03

Spotlighting Yourself as a Writer

10/2/2019
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As we gain audiences as writers, I think it is important to remember why we write: so others can read what we write. The spotlight should be on that writing, not on us. 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...

Duration:00:34:34

The Right Words Do Not Exist

9/25/2019
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Let me harp on perfectionism once again. Instead of talking about trying to find those "right" words, maybe we just need to find the words that work. 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...

Duration:00:35:13

Fall Out of Love with Your Work

9/18/2019
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Sometimes we get too emotionally tied to what we are writing. I get that. I get emotionally attached to my writing as well. I just think we might need to take a step back. 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...

Duration:00:41:08

Advice I Would Give My Younger Self

9/11/2019
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Looking back at what I have learned over the 10+ past years, I have learned about writing and the writing industry. How I wish that I could be transported back in time to tell myself this information, but maybe this advice will be useful to you. 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...

Duration:00:38:58

Is Perfection the Goal?

9/4/2019
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Perfectionism is not a strength. Perfectionism is a weakness, and it is keeping you from growth. 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...

Duration:00:40:48

One Last Toast for Ebenezer Fleet Chapter Ten

9/2/2019
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With a drug addict as his guide, Daniel discovers his journey is more dangerous than he ever imagined. 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 Party Crowd sounds and Hard Shoes sound by...

Duration:00:36:24

No More Straw Men

8/28/2019
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The straw man argument is when you present a caricature of your opponent's argument. It is not good thinking. When we write, we need to be aware of our ideas and our biases so that we do not caricature our opponent or his argument. 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...

Duration:01:01:22

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Duration:00:37:38