Never before in this blog have I been so afraid to misplace a comma, write a cliché or deliver a spectacular grammatical gaffe.
Authors, reporters and wannabe scribes have gathered in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. this weekend for the annual National Writers’ Workshop. They’ve come for speeches and sessions hosted by some of the brightest people in the news business: the New York Times’ Mirta Ojito, ESPN’s John Walsh, the Los Angeles Times’ Steve Padilla, Matt Cooper (formerly of Time, now at Condé Nast’s Portfolio) and many more.
I am rather bitter that I inadvertently left my audio recorder in Orlando. I have also misplaced my digital camera’s connector cable. It appears I’ll have to pass along whatever nuggets of wisdom I acquire at the writers’ workshop in good, old-fashioned words.
That is irony, right? I’m sure someone here can tell me for sure.