My Biggest Pet Peeves In Books–#MFRWAuthor Blog Challenge, Week 22 — 9 Comments

  1. Oh yes. Yes. This one’s definitely on my list of pet peeves as a reader, as well. That’s not to say I haven’t made the mistakes myself, of course.No matter how hard you try, some things will get past you–but you’ve got to try. I absolutely agree that forced “fresh” isn’t actually fresh at all.

  2. I have to agree that forced “fresh” can be very annoying, esp. when taken to extremes. Wish I’d thought to put up a disclaimer on my post. As you say, we all make mistakes and people in glass houses, etc.

  3. OMG yes the marathon sex scenes. Like wow, how long can they really keep that up? I’m sitting at my computer thinking all my guys are ‘minute men’ in comparison because, really how is it humanly possible?

    The same ones cut and pasted almost are boring too. I admit, writing the sex scenes aren’t the easiest for me and I’m glad I don’t write erotica because I could never keep up. I suffer from a terrible case of performance anxiety when writing the scenes. LOL

    • Yes, those scenes are difficult to write. First you have to knock your mother (or whoever stands in for her) off your shoulder, and then deal with your evil self-critic!

      I’m heading off for a weekend celebrating my wedding anniversary, but I’ll check in as I can on everyone’s posts!

  4. I find that it’s much easier to see these mistakes (eg ‘overly fresh writing’) in others’ writing than in my own. Sigh.

  5. That’s so true, Ed. That’s one of the reasons I like to judge contests. I always learn something from reading other people’s work.

  6. The Find and Replace feature on Word is a wonderful thing. It helps you see that your heroine’s eyes were laughing 835 times in one book. I absolutely make those mistakes in the first draft, but I sure try to change them in the edits!