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DAEL Publications is Maeve’s imprint for books about English usage and
popular culture. (DAEL rhymes with “pal.”)

So You Want to Write! is a
collection of fifty essays based on posts written for the popular site Daily Writing Tips. Useful guidelines for anyone just starting out on the quest to write for publication.

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100 Writing Mistakes to Avoid is a slim, easy-to-navigate style guide that covers the most common errors of usage, spelling, and punctuation made by writers who were not paying attention in English class. Available in both print and Kindle.


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7 Steps to Good Spelling contains all
the information needed to learn or to teach the essentials of English spelling. Anyone who masters the material in this little book will be able to spell 95% of the English words that appear in most published writing.

Step One: Lose the Fear of Spelling
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Pronouns make up a large percentage of spoken
and written English. For that reason, pronoun errors jump
out at listeners and readers. The Pronoun Book is
your passport to correct pronoun usage in speech and
writing.

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Word Rage is a collection of essays about English usage. Not all the “errors” ridiculed by online language trolls are errors at all. Standard English exists in several registers. What may be questionable in one register may be perfectly acceptable in another.

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Amateur flutist Sallie Dunbar has had all she can take of
her tedious, penny-pinching, small-town existence. At the
end of a very bad, awful day, she decides to shake up her
life by splurging on a six-day music convention in 1980s
London. In this cozy mystery, Sallie must avoid becoming one more fatality in a deadly 70-year quest to possess the magical Fabergé Flute.

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