Writing Prompt #12

Congratulations to Marinda for her excellent horror story in response to last week's prompt. Thank you for your participation!

This week, I would like you all to rant for me. Write me one paragraph describing a pet peeve that you find in other people's writing. It can be grammar errors, passive voice, horrible descriptions, unrealistic dialogue...anything that drives you mad. Then, give me an example of this pet peeve.

I think my most obvious writing pet peeve is grammatical incompetence. However, a lesser-known one is when writers put in too much description. I think description is wonderful, but there is such a thing as too much. A good writer knows how much information is enough for his or her readers, and how much information is too much. For example, while epic fantasies like Lord of the Rings and A Song of Ice and Fire are highly impressive and contain excellent stories, for my taste they have too much description.

Tell me your pet peeves below!


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