Where the writers come to learn

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.

Author: Danny Sanchez

Danny Sanchez is the Audience Development Manager at Tribune's Sun-Sentinel.com and OrlandoSentinel.com. Danny has been with Tribune since 2005 in a variety of editorial, digital and product development roles in Hartford, Orlando and Fort Lauderdale. He has also previously worked in the newsrooms of the Tampa Bay Times and The Miami Herald.