Posts Tagged "Literary Pet Peeves"

What’s Your Literary Pet Peeve?

Posted by on Aug 12, 2013 in Uncategorized | 7 comments

I have to admit, I hate the word porcelain. I just don’t like it when writers compare skin to porcelain. It is the bane of my existence. It is anathema to me. Use anything else—milky, creamy, half-and-halfy—just don’t call it porcelain. I know it’s not that big of a deal, and used inventively, any word can be turned into something fresh and meaningful. Porcelain is just a pet peeve of mine. I’ve noticed this with others, as well. One of our readers seems to loathe it when poets use the lowercase “I” without reason. I know our editors are constantly fussing over non-blinded submissions (Remove your names please!). So I’m...

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