Ben Yagoda | How To Not Write Bad: The Most Common Writing Problems and the Best Ways to Avoid Them

Recorded Mar 18, 2013
Direct Download: 20130318-benyago.mp3

University of Delaware journalism professor Ben Yagoda has written about language and writing for such publications as the New York Times Book Review, Rolling Stone, and Esquire. His books include Memoir: A History; When You Catch an Adjective, Kill It; and The Sound on the Page, “a stylish exploration of developing a distinctive voice and writing style” (Chicago Tribune). He contributes to blogs about language and writing for The Chronicle of Higher Education and the New York Times, and he writes a personal blog about British words and expressions that have been adopted in American English. His new book offers writing advice on subjects ranging from diction and grammar to cadence and tone.

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