IWSG: “Your pet peeves?” Aug. 2, 2017

It’s the first Wednesday of the month and that means Insecure Writer’s Support Group (IWSG). The once IWSG Badge-smper month blog fest invented by Alex J. Cavanaugh. It’s a safe haven for insecure writers of all kinds!

The awesome co-hosts for the June 7 posting of the IWSG are Christine Rains, Dolarah @ Book Lover, Ellen @ The Cynical Sailor, Yvonne Ventresca, and LG Keltner!

AUGUST 2 QUESTION:
What are your pet peeves when reading/writing/editing?

AUGUST 2 ANSWER:
Excess words that clutter the sentences and pull me out of the story. News stories are the worst. I guess they get paid by the word…not for quality. 

I get peeved at myself for my limited vocabulary. Any suggestions for expanding my mental thesaurus dictionary?

Right now I’m peeved because I can’t think of anything else to add. To make your visit more interesting, I’m including a link to Grammar Girl’s Top Five Pet Peeves of 2008. The Grammar Girl examples capture popular issues of the time. A fun read.

I look forward to visiting your site and learning about your pet peeves.