Ask Andrew Anything: Podcast Episode 230

Jul 29, 2020 | Posted by the IEW Blog Team


This week on the Arts of Language Podcast marks the release of Episode 230. Every tenth episode features an “Ask Andrew Anything,” where listeners send in all different kinds of queries. Listen to the episode to hear Andrew’s answers to these questions:

  • What color is the blue of the walls in the new SSS videos?
  • Does the TWSS help with any other writing curriculum or just yours?
  • What is the difference between the theme-based courses and the SSS classes? Do they cover the same thing?
  • When working on an outline, does a name count as one word or more than one?
  • Can you provide an example of how you have applied Structure and Style in your own recent business or personal interactions?
  • In the introduction paragraph of Unit 7 and 8 compositions, I find it hard to teach students how to include background information without giving away too much. Can you provide some guidance on that?
  • My son is upset about something he experienced in a retail store. In fact, he wrote a really elegant letter about the issue. Have you ever written a complaint letter to a store?
  • In Unit 3 I have always found it confusing to list all of the characters under character and setting when sometimes characters don’t show up until later in the story. It is okay to not mention all of the characters in that section?
  • I’m a twenty-five-year-old non-native speaker from India. Do you offer a course that would work for me that would help me improve my writing?
  • What is the most valuable thing for a writing student to know, and why is that the most valuable?

Whether you relate to some of these questions or are just curious how Andrew answered them, we hope you’ll tune in to this week’s podcast! If you have questions you’d like to have addressed, please take a moment to email them to

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