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You have probably heard the idea of theme within a story, and you probably have specific ideas of what a theme is. First, I think you are probably wrong about what a theme is because any deviation of what I think about theme is incorrect, so I am going to set you straight on that. But I am also going to be talking about something else, something I like to call a through-line that runs through your whole story, and I think that it is going to be different than what you would expect.

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The internet is ubiquitous in our modern culture. The only person who doesn't have a smartphone of their own is my mom. We are always listening to podcasts or music in our ears. We always have something going on, and with this new and strange technology that we have developed, so to arrives problems. One of those problems is the ability to become addicted to the internet itself. In this episode of How to Write good, we are going to be talking about how getting addicted to the internet works and how we should approach it as writers.

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Arthur Caol Book 4 is on its way. The cover is in the works. The text has been copy-edited. The book needs to be formatting, and I am sure there are a few other things I need to do that I can't remember. Today, you should check out this title reveal (it'll only take a few minutes to find out).

Now, let me see if I can remember the plugs I mentioned in my video.

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Life is hard. Maybe there is someone out there with an easy life, but when I look around, it just looks like a lot of people have hard lives, especially if you are trying to do anything creative. I have learned something about life in general, and this something is a strategy you can use to do better in any area of your life. This is not my original thought, but I think it is something that you can take and apply directly to your writing. It is a strategy called daily minimums. And that is what we are going to talk about today.

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I've heard that writers need bad memories because everything they hear or read gets composted into a big pile. That compost becomes fertile, and then these writers can pluck from their bad memories anything that they need. I am not sure imagination works that way, but I think it is a good place to start.

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Write what you know is one of the most well-known pieces of writing advice. Write what you know. It seems like a simple piece of advice, and I think many people have taken this advice to heart to their peril (peril, peril, peril). Is 'write what you know' a good piece of writing advice? On today's episode of How to Write Good, I am going to talk about this simple piece of writing advice.

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Bad ideas are bad (It is a tautology. There is really know way to argue with this). So, we should avoid bad ideas. Bad ideas should not be in our writing, right? But what if this is the incorrect way of understanding bad ideas? What if bad ideas are a gift given to us to help us be better writers. What if, instead of trying to avoid that bad idea at the beginning of our writing journey, we grab onto that bad idea by the horns and let ourselves slip so far into that bad idea that we find something good. In this episode of How to Write Good, we are going to be talking about how you just need to allow yourself to be bad.

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Have you ever seen someone paint a picture (Of course you have). When someone paints a picture, they do not pick up a bucket full of all types of paint and throw it at a canvas. It does not happen all at once. When a painter paints, he must put the paint on the canvas one single stroke at a time. He must also work in chunks, oftentimes working from the background to the foreground. On today's episode of How to Write Good, I am going to be talking about how one of the best ways to edit a book is by breaking it into chunks, by working in layers.

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Originality. Is it something that we should seek to achieve when we write. Mark Twain doesn't think we should worry. In fact, he said something to the effect that all writing is derivative, so you should not worry about whether yours is as well. Now, is this good advice to follow. Today on How to Write good, we are going to dive into why you don't need to reinvent the wheel, you don't need to try to find that one idea that will break someone's skull open. On this episode of How to Write Good, we are going to be talking about how it is okay to not be original.

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One Last Toast for Ebenezer Fleet:
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I think Ursula Le Guin. If you want to read a writer who knew her craft (RIP), you should read some Ursula Le Guin. Of all the writers I have ever read, I think she is in the top 10 (seriously). So, when she says something about writing, I think that people should perk up their ears and listen. Le Guin talks about this idea that when you start writing, you should start with how the language sounds. What does the language sound like? Enjoy the pleasure you get from the words and sounds themselves. Today, on How to Write Good, I am going to be talking about Urusula Le Guin's advice and whether this advice is good or bad (Or just lukewarm).

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Lynda Barry has a really interesting view on how to start writing. She says that if we become curious about memory, we can use it as a spring board to begin writing. The example she gives to show how this would work is when you lose someone for whatever reason. In that period you are dealing with loss, it is the little things in life that bring the memories of that person back the most. Lynda Barry says that you should use the little details within your story to show your reader what is happening. On today's episode of How to Write Good, I am going to be talking about whether I think this advice is good or not.

My Book:
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One Last Toast for Ebenezer Fleet:
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Ray Bradbury. I am a big fan of Ray Bradbury. I think that he is one of those writers who has put out a lot of different stories that capture people's imaginations. Ray Bradbury puts out a piece of writing advice that seems very simple and doable for everyone. His piece of advice states that quantity will make up for quality. If you write enough, you will gain experience, and you will become a better writer. If this piece of advice is true, then it is good for everyone because a huge component of being a better writer is practice. And this means that pretty much anyone can do it. We are going to talk about this writing advice on How to Write Good.

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Samuel Delany, a science fiction author, once said that writing is more about what to omit from your writing. He states that most writing advice you receive is about what you should not do. Though I don't disagree with this second statement, I disagree with this idea that the core of writing is getting rid of things. This does not seem to make sense to me. If the core of good writing is what we should get rid of, isn't it the case that that this should make up the bulk of our writing? On Today's episode of How to Write Good, we are going to talk about whether this advice is good and in what context.

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Samuel Delany, a science fiction author, once said that writing is more about what to omit from your writing. He states that most writing advice you receive is about what you should not do. Though I don't disagree with this second statement, I disagree with this idea that the core of writing is getting rid of things. This does not seem to make sense to me. If the core of good writing is what we should get rid of, isn't it the case that that this should make up the bulk of our writing? On Today's episode of How to Write Good, we are going to talk about whether this advice is good and in what context.

My Book:
danielpoppie.com/acurfordeath

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One Last Toast for Ebenezer Fleet:
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Lisa Dordal gives the specific piece of advice that writers should sets aside a specific day for reading and writing instead of trying to write every day. I don't think this is just a piece of writing advice, but a piece of advice we can apply across all types of platforms. Today, on How to Write Good, I am going to talk about whether I think this piece of advice is good or not, and why or why not.

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Denis Johnson gives the advice that you should build yourself up to the actual act of writing. Johnson does this by what he calls "tinkering." He takes time to play around with specific things within his writing, whether that be the voice a a character, dialogue, setting, etc. . . On Today's episode of How to Write Good, we are going to be talking about whether this writing advice is good or bad.

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Cormac McCarthy has a piece of writing advice that says you should write everything, even scenes you are not going to use. Now, Cormac McCarthy is a good write, so we should look into his writing advice. On today's episode of How to Write Good, we are going to talk about whether this piece of advice is good or not.

My Book:
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Anthony Doerr gives an interesting piece of writing advice. He says that we should work in short chapters. His reason for doing this is because it is easier to work in short chapters. In this week's episode of How to Write Good, we are going to talk about if working in short chapters is better than working in long chapters, and why.

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Just in case you did not see my last video about my newest book, here is a quick overview of the book/series, where you can find it, and how you can follow me.

This books link for Amazon (ELM-243): danielpoppie.com/elm-243
(For nook): danielpoppie.com/elm-243nook

The first book (A Cur for Death): danielpoppie.com/acurfordeath

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Katherine Mansfield has a specific piece of writing advice that we are going to talk about today: "Writing anything is better than writing nothing" (Or something to that effect. Is it better to write anything, even if that thing is bad, or should be only be writing something that is good. We know what Katherine Mansfield's opinion is, but is when he analyze that piece of advice, is it shown to be a good piece of advice. That is what we are going to be talking about on How to Write Good today.

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Kill your darlings. This is one of the most popular pieces of writing advice of all time. I don't know why this specific piece of writing advice rose to the top out of the entire book Stephen King's writing advice, but it is one of the biggest. Now, Stephen King does know how to write. I have read his writing, and that is clear to see. And I think that what he is trying to say with this piece of writing advice is good, but most people understand this idea as this simple phrase of killing your darlings. So, should you kill your darlings? That is what I am going to talk about on today's episode of How to Write Good.

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ELM-243 is out!!!

This book will be on sale until October 7th.
After that point, the price will jump up.

Print or Kindle Copy: danielpoppie.com/elm-243

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You may find issues with the print book at first on Amazon. It might take a little bit of time for it to go fully live (I am seeing it is live from my end, but it isn't showing it is live on the front end)

The fourth book of the Arthur Caol series is coming out tomorrow. You can find the links to my social media, website, newsletter, etc. . . down below

The first book of the series: danielpoppie.com/acurfordeath

My website: danielpoppie.com

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I love dialogue. Have I ever told you I love dialogue, because, dang, I love dialogue. Dialogue is the aspect of writing that sticks out more than anything, and it is the type of writing we remember. What do you remember from the movies? What do people quote from books? Most times it is dialogue. I think the stories we love most come to a head in dialogue. We are all waiting for that great piece of dialogue. Today on How to Write Good, I am going to be talking about a specific strategy you can use to write dialogue.

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Author, Podcaster, your long lost father.
My podcast is about writing: How to Write Good
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Check out my book on Amazon: The Ninth Hour