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A Podcast by Dan Kent

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. 

Heather’s book: Anointed: Beth El

 

 

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

 

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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.

 

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Finding the Right Kinds of Readers for Your Drafts

Episode 23: You should have different types of readers read your drafts. Here. Dan offers a strategy for finding the right types. 

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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.

 

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Make Your Writing Slap by Placing Subject and Verb in the Reader’s Face

Where you place your subject and verb tickles your reader’s brain in different ways.

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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.

 

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Feed Your Darlings

Sometimes you don’t have to kill your darlings. Sometimes you may need to simply FEED your darlings. 

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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.

 

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Should We Write Like We Talk?

Dan chats with Brianna Millett about the dangers of writing the way you talk. Is it possible that writing the way you talk is a way of transferring your social insecurities to your writing? Is it possible that you are sabotaging your own authority?      

Follow on Twitter: @TotallyComposed Follow on Facebook: @TotallyComposedPodcast Follow Dan on Twitter: @thatdankent Follow Dan on Facebook: @authorDanielKent

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.

 

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