Writing Pet Peeves (May offend others)

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Chapter 2

Ranting is fun

Because this was pretty popular, I decided to write some more so, here we go..

1) Romance Stories are cliché
Here's a list of some frequently used love stories
Teenage pregnancy
Girl hates guy (vice verse) then realizes she loves him
Celebrity loves an average person

I strongly recommended creating a different type of love story. I know, I know there aren't a lot of options when it comes to love stories but you should just try harder. I have nothing else to say so on to the next.

2) Writing long paragraphs

The girl named Teto went to France to buy baguettes. After she bought them, she went back home to Japan. She ate her baguettes with butter. She said it tasted good. Her friend, Miku was making vegetable juice. Miku added oranges, bananas, leeks, ice cream, eggplants, fish, carrots and Teto's baguettes. Teto got made at Miku. Teto didn't want to go all the way back to France to get baguettes. Miku was happy. She liked her drink. The next day Teto left for France and Miku sold her drinks to her friends. Miku sold some to Rin and Len. They hated it. Miku sold one to Gakupo. He hated it too. Miku sold another one to Luka. She also hated it. Miku was sad. That night Miku had a date with Kaito. She wanted Kaito to taste her delicious drink. When Miku gave Kaito the drink, he broke up with her. The next day Teto came back from France. Miku went to cry on her shoulder. Teto tasted Miku's drink and loved it. They were happy now.

Excuse the horrible plot, grammar, etc but the point is, the paragraph is huge. I haven't see others write big, blocky pieces of writing so there's not much to complain about.

3) Forms

There going to the park.
You're book is here.
One. Too. Three.

Is it hard to listen at school? Is that why you can't tell the difference? Those are just some of the things I see. Lemme give you a little lesson..

There, their, and they're:

There is usually used for location. (I'm going over there)
Their is when two or more people own something (That's their bike)
They're is the shortened way of saying they are. (They're leaving tomorrow)

Your and you're:

Your is when you have something. (That book is yours)
You're is the shortened way of saying you are. (You're going out.)

To, too, and two:

To is usually used when going somewhere. (I'm going to school)
Too is used when saying something is more than something else or when you are agreeing with someone. (That's too complicated or I like drawing too)
Two is a number. (One, two, three, four..)

Just get it right, children.

4) Run-on sentences (brought to my attention by http://www.quibblo.com/user/HermioneGrangerWatson (this person.)

After we came back from the store we went back home to eat something then I went to my room to watch TV then Rin came into my room and started bothering me and I got annoyed and tried to push her out but she didn't want to leave so I gave her a orange and she left.

The maximum word limit for writing a sentence, for me, is about 6-8 words. Anymore and it's over the top. My example is a bit of an exaggeration but I do see some do this. Using "and", "then", and "so" overly or when it's not really needed will probably lead some readers away from your story.

5) Using words you don't understand

She likes to spang.

This is a word see: http://dictionary.reference.com/wordoftheday/archive/2013/05/06.html
When I hear the word "spang", I think of spank. Spang actually means directly, as you can tell by the link. People sometimes use "big words" so their writing sounds professional but most of these people don't even know what the word is. I always look up the word of both the dictionary and thesaurus and I always pay attention to examples.

If you have any pet peeves, insert them in the comments and I'll rant about them.

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