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The writing podcast that isn't about how to write. Looking at writing, creativity, and other artforms through a philosophical and lighthearted lens.

How to Write Good Daniel Poppie

    • Arts
    • 4.9 • 12 Ratings

The writing podcast that isn't about how to write. Looking at writing, creativity, and other artforms through a philosophical and lighthearted lens.

    Steal Shakespeare's Strategy

    Steal Shakespeare's Strategy

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    • 9 min
    Your Storytelling Goals Will Direct Your Writing

    Your Storytelling Goals Will Direct Your Writing

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    • 8 min
    Doing Weird Stuff in Your Writing

    Doing Weird Stuff in Your Writing

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    • 6 min
    Words You Don't Know

    Words You Don't Know

    Yesterday, we talked about words that we didn't like to use. Each writer has words he dislikes, but sometimes those words are exactly what is needed. As writers, it can also be tempting to use words that mean a very specific thing. Now, I am not opposed to this at certain times, especially if the writer uses this words naturally in speech, but big words can be something that obscures rather than clarifies for the reader.

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    • 7 min
    Using Words You Don't Like

    Using Words You Don't Like

    Some words sound gross (gross!). Some words are annoying. They don't roll off the tongue. They are overused, etc. . . There are a lot of reasons why a writer might want to disregard some words. Some of these reasons are better than others. In this episode of How to Write Good, we are going to be talk about words you dislike that you might not want to blacklist forever. Every part of language is useful, and I think we need to remember that.

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    • 7 min
    Making Your Writing Easy to Read

    Making Your Writing Easy to Read

    When you first start writing, I think your goal should be clarity. Can a regular person understand what you are writing. It is more complex than it seems. If you can't write clearly, the purpose of your writing (being understood) has been stymied. One of the next goals I have when writing is making my writing easy to read. But this does not mean I am making my writing simple or childish. Maybe a better way to express this second goal is for me to say that you should try to make your writing pleasurable to read.

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    • 17 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
12 Ratings

12 Ratings

sarahelise_92 ,

Not just for writers!

All creatives have something to gain from listening to this podcast. Dan's takes on creativity, philosophical ideas, and art are thought-provoking and intelligent, whether you agree with them or not. Highly recommended not only for writers, but also artists, musicians, and other creators/creative people.

HerbertMusicProductions ,

I’m Love’n It

Dan does a great job on the podcast. Not only does he have a great podcasting voice, but he also talks about topics you won’t hear anywhere else!

EElmquist528 ,

First episode reaction!

Dan does a wonderful job laying out human nature while subtly incorporating humor. Love the premise of this podcast and look forward to more!!

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