This month the topic is:

‘What are your pet peeves when reading/writing/editing?’

I must admit that when I’m reading it’s bad spelling and grammar, combined with the incorrect use of apostrophes which would make me abandon a book.  I find it quite amazing that some authors cannot distinguish between ‘your’ and ‘you’re’, and ‘their, they’re and there’!

The only pet peeve I have about writing, is the effort needed to market the book once it is finished.  This is because unless time is taken in building up an author platform beforehand, the new book might sink down amongst the millions of other self-published books and be lost forever!

As for editing, I usually edit each chapter as I finish it.  I prefer to work that way.  I will then read the book through a couple of times after I have finished.  To be honest I don’t have any particular issues regarding editing.

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