Constance Hale has been having smart fun with language, with her bestselling books Sin and Syntax and Wired Style. She visits today with her newest, Vex, Hex, Smash, Smooch: Let Verbs Power Your Writing (W.W. Norton). "Constance Hale has a crush on verbsthe regular and the irregular, the passionate and the punchy, the oddball and the ornery. But Vex, Hex, Smash, Smooch is one sneaky book. In the end, it's really about literary style. And as Hale's fans have learned, she knows what makes the vox pop!" - Patricia T. O'Connor.