How to Write Good
By Public House Media
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Exploring language, story-telling, writing, and anything possibly related through a lighthearted and philosophical lens.
||CleanA Chaotic World||This week I talk about ideas presented in the tv show, Rick and Morty. In the show, the universe and humans are presented as meaningless. After talking at some length about meaninglessness in the world. In the main bulk of the episode, I talk about..||8/8/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCreativity and the Corporate Machine||As always, check out my website at danielpoppie.com. This week on How to Write Good, I talk about bad storytelling and bad art. What is the culprit? Avoiding risk. Authors who make it big lose their edge because they have become comfortable and do not..||8/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWizards, Evan Swonke Guests||Evan Swonke, guitarist and lead-singer of the Colonnades, guests on this week's episode of How to Write Good. We talk about his musical genre, why he writes music, and the different types of musicians. Evan explains the three types. Join on this week...||7/25/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFantasy Shmantasy||Last week, I talked about how stories can draw us into a and can help us elicit memories and feelings that border on fantasy. This week, I continue talking about what fantasy is about. Historically, fantasy has been looked down on, but I think fantasy..||7/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMythology Memory||I have this weird experience almost daily where I experience something that isn't part of my memory. Similar to nostalgia, this experience deals with the past and is maybe even nostalgia in part, but it is more like experiencing the world through the...||7/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe American Spirit||Happy July 4th! This week I talk about how Americans are unique among all other cultures. I take a broad overview of what people say about Americans before talking about how Americans compare to their closest relatives; Europeans. I look at American...||7/4/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Count, My Grandmother, and Seeing Through Another's Eyes||This week on How to Write Good, Emily Brady of the podcast Plotboilers guests. We talk about two different books, The Count of Monte Cristo and My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She's Sorry. We talk about how slow and satisfying the character change..||6/27/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMetaphor and Human Connection||This week I talk about the power of metaphor both in stories and in the human life. Starting out with the idea of vivid descriptions, I first talk about an author's ability to paint a picture that engages all the senses, rather than just telling what...||6/20/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLearning to Fail||When thinking about doing anything creative or entrepreneurial, many of us can be faced with worry that causes us to avoid acting at all. In this episode of How to Write Good, Daniel Poppie talks about failure and the necessity of allowing oneself to||6/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanKilling the Creative Process||Many writers have rituals they use to get into the mindset of writing, whether this ritual is dressing up in their fanciest clothes or have a cigarette and coffee. On this week's episode of How to Write Good, Daniel Poppie talks about how a person is...||6/6/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWriting a Book in Six Weeks; David Stewart Guests||David Stewart guests on this week's episode of HTWG. Daniel Poppie and David discuss such things as the components needed to make a good story, David's writing process, and a process that can help a writer make the plot central in the story.||5/23/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEgocentrism||Egocentrism is the idea that a person is unable to take another person's perspective. Though baby and toddlers often come to mind first when this idea comes up, egocentrism is present in everyone. On this week's show, Daniel Poppie talks about how...||5/16/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPlus Or Minus Two||Having deleted an entire episode, Daniel Poppie, distracted by what he is reading rather than what he had planned, discusses connecting psychology to the scientific method to synthesis, cognitive science, and writing. How can knowing how the mind...||5/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBurning Books||Ray Bradbury has a famous quote: "You don't have to burn books to destroy a culture. Just get people to stop reading them." This quote is one widely spread and often seen posted by bibliophiles. Daniel Poppie discusses what Ray Bradbury could have...||5/2/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanChris Trocinski Tells Us How to be Rich||Within the life of every person who is creative, the question of whether they would like to monetize their creativity is likely to come up. In this new age, the avenues one can take to do this have become more varied than they once were. Chris...||4/25/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanOctaviarium, Artistic Motifs, and My Cyclical Writing Pt 2||Daniel Poppie continues his discussion about motifs in artistic expression. He elaborates by talking about his process of starting with an idea and growing that idea.||4/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanOctavarium, Artistic Motifs and My Cyclical Writing||Daniel Poppie talks about the idea of creating art around a central idea and shows how a simple premise when creating art can help bring about an artistically complex end.||4/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanObsession Pt 3||Daniel finishes his discussion on obsession and fandoms.||4/4/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSeth McGathey on Debate||Seth and Dan discuss debate, critical thinking, the Socratic method, and what the goal should be of any discussion where there is disagreement.||3/28/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanObsession Pt 2||Daniel Poppie continues his discussion on obsession and fandoms.||3/21/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanObsession Pt 1||In this episode of How to Write Good Daniel Poppie talks about obsession, fascination, and theories why fandoms are so prevalent in the modern world.||3/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Science Fiction Problem||Daniel Poppie overviews a brief history of science fiction before discussing the difficulty of defining science fiction and why the genre is unique.||3/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCreativity with Dan||Daniel Fehr guests to discuss his perspective on creativity. Daniel and Daniel Fehr also discuss creating art, the publishing processes, and the different strugles that accompany trying to make something new.||2/28/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhy Is the Wall Blue?||Literary analysis is a phenomenon within the artistic world that is almost always seen. This week Daniel Poppie talks about the different ways people analyze literature, how he believes literature should be analyzed, and his journey from hating the...||2/21/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEssentially Clickbait||Daniel Poppie brings you the electrifying topic of book titles. He talks about the purpose of a title, several ways of titling books, and explores why some book titles are excellent while others are just plain awful.||2/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPhotography Is Not Art||Daniel Poppie is back alone and looking at whether photography should be classified as art, how society looks at art, and why he believes that art needs boundaries. Join as well, to learn an extra-special, double-plus good, felt positive 'Word of the...||2/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Necessity of Object Abstract||Vince Jacobson guests and delves into the philosophy behind abstractions and why certain non-physical entities may need to exist apart from the temporal and physical world.||1/31/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe R-Word||Daniel Poppie talks about the paradigm behind why people think it is important to change the words oneself and other members of society are using. Should certain words be censored? Do people need to change their terminology to save others' feelings...||1/24/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMusic and Storytelling are Essentially the Same Thing||Daniel Poppie discusses why music and storytelling are similar and unique in contrast to more traditional forms of art.||1/17/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Most Important Part of a Story||Daniel Poppie looks at characters in a story and why he thinks they may be the key to writing good.||1/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanIs Art Good for Anything?||Art permeates our culture, but does it have a use? Or is it just something for entertainment?||1/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDrinking on the Job and Some Bad Advice||Daniel Poppie talks about the classic quote "Write drunk; edit sober," and how the classic adage even professional writers take to heart is likely not the best way to create a solid artistic or literary work.||12/27/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCan You Hear Me Now||Daniel Poppie talks piggybacks off of last week's topic to talk more about how unbelievable it is that two people are able to communicate.||12/20/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSo Annoying||Should characters be annoying? Is it good writing when you hate a character?||12/13/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanOriginality is Awful||How does a person come up with original ideas when they write? Originality sucks.||12/6/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe difference between creativity and imagination and your kids being terrible artists||I talk about how people often view creativity and imagination as the same things. I argue that creativity and imagination are two different things. Also, I talk about how children are not creative despite the common misconception, explaining why they...||11/28/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhat makes you a writer?||Host Daniel Poppie talks about the view most writers have about what makes a person a writer, what he thinks makes a person a writer, and why he disagrees with everyone.||11/22/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanI Themed a Theme||On this week's show of how to write good Daniel Poppie talks discusses viewpoints on theme and his disagreement with these viewpoints.||11/15/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSuper Mario is Greater than Duchamp||On this week's show of How to Write Good Daniel Poppie presents the argument that video-games are the best art of this generation.||11/7/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFor the Love of Logic||Daniel Poppie talks about logic this week, explaining what it is and its importance.||11/1/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThat Abysmal Empty Page Gazing back at You||Daniel Poppie explores writers block. What causes it? How can it be overcome? Why is understanding it and anything else on a deeper level important?||10/24/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhy do people enjoy stories?||Daniel Poppie launches the first edition of "How to Write Good" on Public House Media with a brief look into why people enjoy stories and what makes a good story.||10/19/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
First episode reaction!
Dan does a wonderful job laying out human nature while subtly incorporating humor. Love the premise of this podcast and look forward to more!!
I’m Love’n It
Dan does a great job on the podcast. Not only does he have a great podcasting voice, but he also talks about topics you won’t hear anywhere else!
Not just for writers!
All creatives have something to gain from listening to this podcast. Dan's takes on creativity, philosophical ideas, and art are thought-provoking and intelligent, whether you agree with them or not. Highly recommended not only for writers, but also artists, musicians, and other creators/creative people.