A Podcast by Dan Kent

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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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?      

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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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Worldviews (part 1): The Omni-Context of You and Your Writing

Dan talks about Thales, and lays the groundwork for a structure of meaning.   

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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 You Need Before Your Writing Can Be Concise

Dan talks more about concision.   

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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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They Say ‘Kill Your Darlings’ BUT What If I’m a Pacifist?

Dan looks at a BETTER way to kill your darlings—Resurrect 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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3 Elements of Good Writing

Dan talks about how to get ideas and images and stories from your head into the readers’. 

Writing that comes close to accomplishing all three:
(1) Was Jesus Crazy?
(2) Why I Created Fruitless Verses
(3) Learning is NOT Fun!
(4) The Truth of How I Graduated High School

FAILURES:

Good Readability, Good Communication, Poor concision:
(example)  

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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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On Writing With Salt and Light

Jesus helps Dan be a better writer!
Dan looks at a principle for effective writing pulled out of the gospels from the mouth of Jesus himself.      

The Road Trip that Changed the World

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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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On Writing Totems

This episode is about to get Lit!
Dan explains the picture of him with a cigarette in his mouth and expounds upon his dysfunctional, though productive, oral fixation.    

The Road Trip that Changed the World

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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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