Author Archives: Mignon

LAST CHANCE: Peeve Wars Ordering Ends Sunday Night

Peeve Wars is now bigger: 72 cards! Peeve Wars is now better: 3 new hero cards and 5 new peeve cards! Thanks to everyone who backed the project, I’ve been able to expand the deck. To get the word out … Continue reading

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Peeve Wars Is Funded! Get Your Deck Today

In case you haven’t heard, I’m crowd funding a card game called Peeve Wars. It’s fully funded, and you have only a few more days left to reserve a deck before we shut down ordering and start printing cards. Get … Continue reading

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BTG025 Peeve Wars, Cambridge Talk, and Great Podcasters

Yes, believe it or not, it’s a new Behind the Grammar podcast and video. I’m making a card game called Peeve Wars. If you’d like to play an amazing card game based on pet peeves illustrated as little monsters, visit … Continue reading

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Grammar Pop: The Power of Community

Hello to anyone still reading this blog! “Where the heck has she been for more than a year?” you may ask. I’ve been making a word game—an iPad app—called Grammar Pop, and since I made the app myself, I had … Continue reading

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Does “Free” Mean “Worthless”?

I just threw away yet another card from Starbucks that offered me something free. This time it was for an app, but often it’s for a song, and sometimes it’s for a book. This time, I didn’t even bother getting the … Continue reading

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Phoenix E-Publishing Workshop Discount

My friend Evo Terra is putting on an e-publishing workshop in Phoenix on September 17, 2011 (next Saturday!) and is offering a $30 discount to the first 12 people to sign up using the code APOSTROPHE (not case sensitive), making … Continue reading

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Well Used: Maudlin

I love finding examples of words used in particularly appropriate ways. In this case, “maudlin” is well used because it was uttered by a nun: “We can’t be maudlin about this.” “Maudlin” was first used in the early 1500s, and … Continue reading

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Twitter Favorites Are Getting More Public

Twitter is making changes to its Web interface that may cause you to rethink how you use the “favorite” feature. A small group of users are seeing the @Mentions tab being replaced with a tab that has your username and … Continue reading

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Smiley Faces and Parentheses

I get questions like this a lot (and they amuse me :-)). I get questions like this a lot (and they amuse me.) 🙂 Mignon Fogarty is the author of six writing books, including the new books 101 Misused Words You’ll … Continue reading

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Buy a Book Today, Get a Personal Thank-You Video

SUMMARY Buy a paperback copy of GRAMMAR GIRL’S 101 MISUSED WORDS YOU’LL NEVER CONFUSE AGAIN ($5.99) by midnight, Saturday, July 9, 2011;  send a screenshot or scan of your receipt to feedback@quickanddirtytips.com by noon (PST) Sunday, July 10, 2011; and … Continue reading

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