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Wednesday, August 2, 2017

IWSG: Pet Peeves

It’s time for another group posting of the Insecure Writer’s Support Group! founded by Alex J. Cavanaugh. Time to release our fears to the world – or offer encouragement to those who are feeling neurotic. If you’d like to join us, click on the tab above and sign up. We post the first Wednesday of every month. Your words might be the encouragement someone needs. You can also join us on twitter using the hashtag #IWSG, or on the Facebook page.

Now, IWSG hosts have changed up the format in an effort to make it more fun and interactive.Every month, they will announce a question that members can answer in their IWSG Day post. These questions may prompt you to share advice, insight, a personal experience or story. Include your answer to the question in your IWSG post or let it inspire your post if you are struggling with something to say. 

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JULY QUESTION: What are your pet peeves when reading/writing/editing?

MY ANSWER - There are several things that bother me as a reader/writer/editor: 
1) When writers put two spaces after a period.
2) When another author/editor/agent doesn't get back to me in the time frame which they set or we have agreed upon.
3) When writers use the same words or phrases over and over and over and over again.
4) Cliches
5) When I catch myself doing the very things that drive ME crazy ;-)
What pet peeves do you have?


lostinimaginaryworlds.blogspot.com said...

Yes, these are pitfalls for many writers, aren't they, Sylvia. I am often amazed at how, despite lack of encouragement, we keep going! Good luck with your writing, reading and editing. Stephen King put emphasis upon reading as much as writing, and I've found this is very true.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

I know what you mean! When the things that bug us are the things we also do.

Crystal Collier said...

Two spaces--YES!!!!!!! Oh my goodness, yes. And number 5? Totally. I love it.

Chrys Fey said...

Two spaces after a period...this bugs me, too, especially as an editor. Those two spaces are not needed. One is fine.

#5 made me laugh. :P

Adrienne Reiter said...

You're a Board Member of the Bayou Writer's Group? How fantastic and interesting. I feel you on all your peeves. Good connecting, and happy IWSG Wednesday!

Unknown said...

Stephen King put emphasis upon reading as much as writing, and I've found this is very true.