A Podcast by Dan Kent

The Bracket Method Can Help You Get MORE Writing Done

Let this episode cannonade in your head a while:
There are a thousand obstacles that can distract us from writing output. In this episode Dan shares a tactic for getting around the obstacle of ‘finding the perfect word.’ He calls it the Bracket Method.

The Road Trip that Changed the World

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Should I Care About My Audience?

Is your writing like a used condom on the beach?
Dan considers the roles of writer and audience, and how the self relates to the whole.

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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5 Tips for Writing Great Descriptions

Dan provides his first listical in this eye-opening episode on description.     

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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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To Be an Effective Writer, Lose the ‘Crazy Genius’ Myth

Some people who have a mental illness are very creative. But not all mentally ill people are. Furthermore, in my considerable experience, a person is far more creative when their mental illness symptoms are under control that when they are highly acute. Good writing is about discerning truth. Mental illness, when symptoms are active, almost always inhibit one’s ability to discern truth. If you are experiencing mania, depression, or suicidal thoughts, this is NOT a good thing. Seek help.      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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The Last Thing We Need is Another Writing Rule, But…

A good writer will plan out what they are going to write—and we’re all happy for them! For the rest of us, who make it all up as we go along, we need to be able to be good editors and re-writers. In this episode I talk about a pattern I notice in shorter essays or blog posts that can help you greatly improve the opening of your pieces.    

     
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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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Creativity is NO BIG DEAL!

Is Creativity a big deal? I would say NO. Idolizing creativity puts an incredible amount of pressure on writers to pursue the wrong 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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You Are NOT a Writer, You are a PERSON

Is there a difference between ‘a writer’ and a ‘person who writes’? Does it matter? Yes!   
 
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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 Comes First?

Is Creativity a big deal? I would say NO. Idolizing creativity puts an incredible amount of pressure on writers to pursue the wrong things.

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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