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A Podcast by Dan Kent

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.  
     
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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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!   
 
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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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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