Links to Maeveâ€™s 2008 essays at DWT (Daily Writing Tips)
- 31: Can blarney be in fine fettle?
- 30: Mixing up lay and lie
- 29: Famous Books Rejected Multiple Times
- 26: December 26
- 25: Dear Sir and Other Business Conventions
- 24: Deck the Halls
- 23: The First Page
- 22: Data and Information
- 19: How Much Dialog is Too Much?
- 18: Demons, Daemons and Daimons
- 17: Passing the Buck Slip
- 16: Self-Published is not a Dirty Word
- 15: I Got the Blues
- 13: Why Are Dirty Jokes Funny?
- 12: Ken Follett’s Master Class for Novelists
- 11: Names Epicene and Otherwise
- 10: The Perils of Writing to Someone You Don’t Know
- 09: Even Talent Requires Revision
- 08: Merriam-Webster’s Words of the Year 2008
- 05: Are Gone, Taken, and Written on the Way Out?
- 04: Some All Words and Expressions
- 03: Words for Subservient People and Actions
- 02: 50 Incorrect Pronunciations That You Should Avoid
- 02: The Changing Pronunciation of Leisure
- 01: Don’t Be Too Eager to Publish
- 28: Words to Describe Fearful Recoil
- 27: English Words Spelled with 3-letter /?/
- 26: We’re in the Pink
- 25: What is a Split Infinitive?
- 24: The Difference Between Un- and Dis-
- 21: Hermes, God of the Word
- 20: Numskulls, Noodles, and Nincompoops
- 19: What is Dative Case?
- 18: To B or Not to B
- 17: Should THAT Be Allowed to Stand In for WHO?
- 14: Words to Describe Degrees of Religiosity
- 13: Don’t Blame the Americans for this One!
- 12: A Historic or An Historic Event?
- 11: Use Modal Verbs With Care
- 10: Idiots, Imbeciles, and Morons
- 07: Hurray for Slew!
- 06: Colloquial Does Not Have to Equate with Ignorant
- 05: Is Religulous A Word?
- 04: Here Come the Candidates
- 03: Hoist With His Own Petard
- 31: Apophenia, Filling the Blanks
- 30: Pronoun Use is NOT Rocket Science
- 28: They, their, them, eggs and freckles!
- 24: Autumn or Fall?
- 20: What Does [sic] Mean?
- 15: Dial One, Followed by the Octothorpe
- 13: Know Your Eschatology
- 07: When and How to Use Brackets
- 24: Writing An Effective Fiction Query
- 18: Word of the Day: Dystopian
- 17: Dirt and Filth
- 10: Old English, Parvus sed Potens
- 05: Word of the Day: Bromide
- 29:Â Word of the Day: Paramour
- 26: If You Can Keep Your Head…
- 22: Even, Yet, and Still
- 21: English Grammar 101: Articles
- 15: “Epi-” Words for Writers
- 13: English Grammar 101: Adjectives
- 12 The Vicissitudes of the Latin Plural in English
- 10 Few vs Several
- 09 What’s a Male Mistress?
- 21: Let’s Not Eviscerate “Eviscerate”
- 18: Euphemism and Euphuism
- 14: Poring over “Pore” and “Pour”
- 08: Reader Piqued By French Mutilations
- 07: Funny Images Conjured up by Web Comments
- 05: Misfeasance or Malfeasance?
- 02: Let’s Keep Some of the Old Verb Forms
- 01: Used Transitively, Avail Is a Reflexive Verb
- 27: Wreck, Wreak, and Other [rek] Words
- 25: Should Web Editors Correct Customers’ Grammar?
- 24: Tibetan Situation Getting Sticky
- 21: The Difference Between will and shall
- 18: No Country for English
- 14: Robin Hood was Clad in Green
- 12: Alas, Poor Heroine
- 07: A Writer Can be Anyone or Anything
- 06: Good Friday and Easter
- 04: Any vs. Either
- 28: Rhinotillexis on the Decline
- 20: A Book on Writing for Novelists
- 12: Will Your Book Ever Be Published?
- 11: What is the Difference Between Metaphor and Simile?
- 08: Site, Sight, and the Spell Check Syndrome
- 02: Rite, Write, Right, Wright
- 31: Complex and Complicated
- 25: Caesar, Kaiser, and Czar
- 17: Continuous or Continual?
- 16: Celtic: /sel tik/ or /kel tik/?
- 14: Politicians and Humpty Dumpty
- 11: Tentative and Tenterhooks
- 09: A Man is Not a Widow
- 03: Words for Telling the Future
- 02: The Eight Spellings of Long O
NOTE: Electronic rights to the articles linked from this page belong to Daniel Scocco. All other rights (print, translation, etc.) belong to Maeve Maddox, a.k.a. Margaret Joan Maddox, Ph.D.