Words of Wisdom
Writing simply means no dependent clauses, no dangling things, no flashbacks, and keeping the subject near the predicate. We throw in as many fresh words we can get away with. Simple, short sentences don't always work. You have to do tricks with pacing, alternate long sentences with short, to keep it vital and alive.... Virtually every page is a cliffhanger--you've got to force them to turn it.
From 2014 to 2016, the University
Writing Center hosted a podcast entitled "In a Word" on our local public radio station, KAMU-FM. It aired weekly on Wednesday morning and provided short tips on writing and speaking.
The podcast was originally conceived and recorded by writing center consultant Mary Beth Schaefer. Later, Candace Hastings, then director of the University Writing Center, took over recording duties with the content being produced by members of the UWC staff, under the editorial direction of Nancy Vazquez and Dr. Valerie Balester.
You can listen to the podcast online
[Links to "In a Word" episodes are currently inactive as KAMU-FM updates their website. However, you can click on the "Read" button for each episode to access the transcript. 7/21/2020]