These columns were written as a monthly feature of In Print, the newsletter of the Houston Bay Area Chapter of Romance Writers of America.
Managing Misplaced Modifiers : avoiding the unintentionally funny. (Intentionally funny is a good thing.)
I Wish I May . . . : May and might are not always interchangeable.
I Wish I Were . . . : Adventures in the subjunctive mood.
On the Parallel Bars : Which of these items doesn’t quite fit?
One Word or Two? : An altogether helpful list.
Pesky Pronouns : I and me are not interchangeable!
That Which Who : Three pronouns dancing around one another.
The Care and Feeding of the Illusive Semicolon : A report from the Punctuation Protection Agency.
The Inigo Montoya Edition : I do not think that word means what you think it means.
The Oxford Comma : Sometimes a necessity!
To Be or Not To Be : Is it truly passive voice, or just passive writing?