Tag: how not to be a writer

Double Whoops

That moment when you’re reading one of your essays live for the very first time–before a convention center full of librarians, no less–and you realize although you know what it means you have no idea how to pronounce “paean.” And then, in looking it up, realize you misspelled it in the first place.

UPDATE POST How We Doin’?

After last night’s Wisconsin Public Television show I woke up to a happy avalanche of emails, messages, and questions. Right now I gotta check out of a hotel in the city and drive three hours north to the where (I am not making this up) the roof is leaking and the snow plow truck battery…View post

Tucson Book Festival Talk

I’m supposed to talk about a lot of different things in Tucson today. Anyone who’s seen me speak knows “supposed to” is more like “might, if he wanders off into it.” So I’m putting up a few links here in case I don’t cover everything or if you attended and want to see/know more. The…View post

Penmanshipless

Posted this on Twitter yesterday as evidence of my own idiocy (as if). Late last night I figured it out. Twitter guesses included “hummus” and “lemurs.” Both of those far more exciting than what it turned out to be: “heaviness.”