With that said, I guess the hardest thing for me to deal with is head hopping. I’ve read many books where the author is in everyone’s head. Without tags informing the reader who’s the POV, it’s hard to understand what’s going on. Recently, I read a book, by a new author. In a particularly long, run-on sentence, the author had the thoughts of three characters. A comma separated each thought.
I did not complete that book.
As authors and readers, we do not expect perfection. However, when there are many mistakes, it becomes obvious that the author did not have it proofread by a professional.
So, in a nutshell, besides head-hopping, my pet peeve—too many mistakes!
What about you? What is your pet peeve? After a week, I’ll tally all the comments. Then I’ll post the results. Come one, come all. Come vote!!
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