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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

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