• How to Write

    New Writing Center being planned

    The old U of Life Writing Center already has dozens of top-ten search pages for writing tips that gets thousands of hits per month. We’re currently planning a major update to these pages based on the innovative writing text The Art & Craft of Writing. Stay tuned! We’ll let you know as plans progress. In the mean time, you may access the old version at UofLIFE.com/wc

  • How to Write

    Short, Short Stories

    A quick way to practice writing skills is to use a short, short story. This brief passage (maybe 250-500 words) needs no introduction nor conclusion, just a few objects, people, places and events to describe. You may use the EXAMPLES BELOW, some inspired by photos we viewed in class Wednesday. Please email whatever you’re willing to share with others, or enter them as comments to this post. Thanks! You may use the following images to whip up some quick short shorts to work with. Just imagine the story going on here and write it down, then add whatever writing skill you want. Click any image to see a bigger version…