28 episodes

There is more to writing than just writing. Good writing involves seduction, persuasion, logic, charm, wisdom, wit, humor, and so much more. It involves abstract (yet fundamental) things that are rarely discussed in writing books. This podcast will look at the interplay between writing and psychology, philosophy, and even spirituality.

Totally Composed Dan Kent

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There is more to writing than just writing. Good writing involves seduction, persuasion, logic, charm, wisdom, wit, humor, and so much more. It involves abstract (yet fundamental) things that are rarely discussed in writing books. This podcast will look at the interplay between writing and psychology, philosophy, and even spirituality.

    The H.R. Hutzel Interview

    The H.R. Hutzel Interview

    Episode 29: Dan and Heather talk about writing books. Heather talks about her strengths and weaknesses in writing, and shares how she built a Fiction Writing Dream Team to help her produce great fiction. 

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    One way you can support my show is by buying one of my books. I recommend my KX12 Series. I also have a book of poetry—calm down! It's mostly funny stories and silly jokes. It's called: Diamonds Mixed with Broken Glass. Interview about Confident Humility: HERE
     
     
     

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    Tips for Writing Transitions

    Tips for Writing Transitions

    Episode 28: In some sense, all writing IS transition. We move the reader from one idea to another, hopefully without them seeing the wheels and strings that move them. 

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    One way you can support my show is by buying one of my books. I recommend my KX12 Series. I also have a book of poetry—calm down! It's mostly funny stories and silly jokes. It's called: Diamonds Mixed with Broken Glass. Interview about Confident Humility: HERE
     
     
     

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    What to Do When People HATE Your Writing

    What to Do When People HATE Your Writing

    Episode 27: Even the BEST writers ever had their critics. In this episode Dan explores how a writer might respond to someone who hates their writing. In particular, how might we respond in a way that will improve our writing and our reach? 

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    One way you can support my show is by buying one of my books. I recommend my KX12 Series. I also have a book of poetry—calm down! It's mostly funny stories and silly jokes. It's called: Diamonds Mixed with Broken Glass. Interview about Confident Humility: HERE
     
     
     

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    How to Describe Incredible Things—Four Tips for Success

    How to Describe Incredible Things—Four Tips for Success

    Episode 26: Some writers, when faced with describing something incredible, amazing, or awesome, will commit the horrendous writing sin of proclaiming "It's beyond description," or "There are no words." In this episode, Dan argues that there are plenty of words, and offers 4 tips for describing incredible things. 

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    One way you can support my show is by buying one of my books. I recommend my KX12 Series. I also have a book of poetry—calm down! It's mostly funny stories and silly jokes. It's called: Diamonds Mixed with Broken Glass. Interview about Confident Humility: HERE
     
     
     

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    More Thoughts on Clarity versus Simplicity

    More Thoughts on Clarity versus Simplicity

    Episode 25: Simplicity might make your book more readable to more people, but it also turns off those who are most likely to buy books. 

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    One way you can support my show is by buying one of my books. I recommend my KX12 Series. I also have a book of poetry—calm down! It's mostly funny stories and silly jokes. It's called: Diamonds Mixed with Broken Glass. Interview about Confident Humility: HERE
     
     
     

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    Clarity versus Simplicity

    Clarity versus Simplicity

    Episode 24: Don't dumb yourself down, clear yourself up! Good writing fixes bad writing. Dumbing your writing down simply dumbs down your audience. 

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    One way you can support my show is by buying one of my books. I recommend my KX12 Series. I also have a book of poetry—calm down! It's mostly funny stories and silly jokes. It's called: Diamonds Mixed with Broken Glass. Interview about Confident Humility: HERE
     
     
     

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Customer Reviews

mynicknamesalltaken ,

Thought provoking

Love the content and brevity. Not a big podcast listener but pint size and thought provoking content got my attention.

Jordan Sutton ,

Quick and Thoughtful

Love the podcast. Very helpful hints that have the potential to help you shape some flexible rules and guidelines for your own pursuits in writing.

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