#IWSG–Pet Peeves About Writing


writers groupThis post is for Alex Cavanaugh’s Insecure Writers Support Group (click the link for details on what that means and how to join. You will also find a list of bloggers signed up to the challenge that are worth checking out. The first Wednesday of every month, we all post our thoughts, fears or words of encouragement for fellow writers.

This month’s insecurity: What are your pet peeves when reading/writing/editing?

My pet peeve about writing is:

not knowing who to believe.

My critique group has varied opinions on submittals, often different suggestions on exactly the same section. When I attend conferences, I’m likely to get opinions that are 180 degrees from two different seminars. Submitting to agents–don’t even get me started. They admit that they are looking for a particular story that is often time sensitive. Meaning: If they have too many vampire books, no matter how good mine is…

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