Tuesday, July 15, 2008


My "reading" at Changing Hands Bookstore in Tempe, AZ, has happily transmogrified into a "workshop." I will be telling all interested parties "How Not to Write." Portions of the "workshop" will include "How to Avoid Writing" and "If You Must Write, How to Sidestep the Deadly Pitfall of Beautifully Crafted Prose." Perhaps I will also explain to everyone not to use phrases like "happily transmogrified." By the way, Arizona has the coolest state abbreviation, doesn't it? AZ! (There's not a good illustration that would go well and naturally with this "post," but we've been skimpy lately and you know how Verdell gets. So here's a pangolin.)