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The Importance of Craft Part 2

1/22/2020
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The meaning behind an artistic work is important. Knowing the meaning and even the process by which a work is created can help deepen the understanding of art. We have gone so far toward the direction of "meaning" that some have thrown out the quality of work. It does not matter how something is done as long as the meaning is deep or correct. In this episode, I begin the conversation about craft. What is it and why is it central to the value of an artistic work? We continue our discussion on...

Duration:00:35:53

The Importance of Craft Part 1

1/15/2020
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The meaning behind an artistic work is important. Knowing the meaning and even the process by which a work is created can help deepen the understanding of art. We have gone so far toward the direction of "meaning" that some have thrown out the quality of work. It does not matter how something is done as long as the meaning is deep or correct. In this episode, I begin the conversation about craft. What is it and why is it central to the value of an artistic work? My...

Duration:00:39:35

The Importance of Knowing and Understanding History Part 3

1/8/2020
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We finish our discussion of why knowing and understanding history is important to your life and writing. 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:00:51:18

One Last Toast For Ebenezer Fleet - Chapter Fourteen

1/6/2020
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Hosea leaves for boot camp. In the past, war is just around the corner. In the present, Hosea and his brothers wait for the men in the hallway to break down the door. 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...

Duration:00:34:52

The Importance of Knowing and Understanding History Part 2

1/1/2020
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We continue our discussion of why knowing and understanding history is important to your life and writing. 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:00:39:58

The Importance of Knowing and Understanding History Part 1

12/25/2019
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Some of you love history. Some of you think history is a snooze. Even if you don't like history, I think it is important to know and understand history. Knowing and understanding history can help us make better decisions in our lives, but it can also help us write better. You read that correctly. Knowing and understanding history will help you write better. But it is not in the way you think. My Website: www.danielpoppie.com HTWG Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/howtowritegood HTWG...

Duration:00:41:04

Writing with Both Your Brains

12/18/2019
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One thing to take into consideration when writing is that you do not have one brain; you have two. It is important to take into consideration these two halves of yourself.

Duration:00:46:31

Plot Structure and Treading the Same Ground

12/11/2019
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I am sure most people have run into stories that tread the same ground in a dissatisfying way. When we write, should we repeat the same events and plot points? The answer seems to be no, and in most cases, I would agree with you. But there is a way to include repetition in a way that is satisfying and can make the story better. My Website: www.danielpoppie.com HTWG Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/howtowritegood HTWG Twitter: https://twitter.com/HTWGPodcast HTWG...

Duration:00:42:38

Art Lives in Two Worlds

12/4/2019
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What is art? This is a question I ask myself monthly. I want to understand what art is so that I can use that knowledge to create art. But I never find myself with a satisfying answer, but I think it centers around two parallel but opposite things. 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:00:42:12

One Last Toast for Ebenezer Fleet - Chapter Thirteen

12/2/2019
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Twelve years ago, Hosea went off to war. He thought he made his peace with that decision. In the present, Hosea finds himself in Daniel's office with an intruder at the door. 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 Intro Music: Longing for Tumbleweeds by Admiral Bob Exit Music: Hidden Blues by Pitx

Duration:00:34:06

The Importance of a Routine

11/27/2019
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When approaching creativity rigidity and rules can often seem like a detriment, but routine, rules, structure, and rules play an important part in life, creativity, and writing. 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...

Duration:00:51:02

Get Rid of Your Power Tools

11/20/2019
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Most of us love writing because of the depth we can express with it, but the act of writing is simple. And those who write are normal people. Each of us is sitting in our own little corner of the world and putting one word after the other to convey experiences and ideas. The accessibility of writing is what got me into it in the first place. I wanted a creative outlet, and paper and pens happen to be cheap. Even though writing can convey a great depth and breadth of ideas, I think it is...

Duration:00:30:02

Don't Give Up Your Life for Writing

11/13/2019
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It is easy to get swept up in things we love, but some of those things we love are more important than others. Writing is something that gives me a lot of happiness and joy, but I know that there are many other things that are much more important. It is good to take a look at what those things are and where writing fits into the hierarchy of meaning. My Website: www.danielpoppie.com HTWG Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/howtowritegood HTWG...

Duration:00:34:38

Archetypes and Character Writing

11/6/2019
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Archetypes are often seen as a shortcut to character writing, and characters who are based on basic archetypes are often seen as two-dimensional. Perhaps there is a different way we should be looking at using characters in our narratives. 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:00:43:45

One Last Toast for Ebenezer Fleet - Chapter Twelve

11/4/2019
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Having escaped the house, Jeremiah finds himself sitting in the back seat of a car. He held Hosea's vomit-covered head on his lap, and he prayed that he would not vomit as well. 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:00:32:20

Realistic vs. Realism

10/30/2019
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There can be a temptation to overwrite when creating prose. If I am trying to create prose to set a scene, I might be tempted to include every detail of the place I am describing, but when looking at how a person actually perceives a room, we find that he does not see all those details of the room. A person has a very narrow central vision and the fact that we understand a very small portion of what we can see may be an important clue to how we can convey reality. My...

Duration:00:37:42

Knitting Your Own Writing Clothes

10/23/2019
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Writer's Block is something that is hard to predict, and it is something that occurs more often when we have busy days. Here is a perspective on what you can do to create a system that will allow your writing to flow. 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:00:38:57

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