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The WORST Amateur Writing Mistakes | 22 Novice Writer Issues

I’m sharing a TON of amateur writing mistakes that writers often make. If you’re struggling to take it to the next level, watch this–you might be making a few of or many of these. Don’t worry, they’re all fixable, once you know what to look for!

I went in depth on 5 of these types of mistakes with specifically how to fix them here: https://youtu.be/ZA0pW97Z6MA

Purdue Online Writing Lab (Grammar/usage resources): https://owl.purdue.edu/owl/purdue_owl.html

00:00 Introduction
01:49 Tense shifting
02:35 Info dumping
03:31 Excessive dialog tags
04:07 OTT/Telling dialogue tags
05:07 Repetitive sentence structure
06:06 Melodrama
07:53 Redundant writing
09:31 Grammar/usage errors
11:24 Filler scenes/excessive description
12:34 Poor pacing
15:08 Clunky exposition via dialogue
16:19 Word Counts of whack
17:38 All A plot, no B plot
18:43 Flat characters
20:53 Excessive capitalization
21:39 Head hopping
23:18 TELLING
26:47 Poor story logic
29:33 Purple prose/overwriting
30:55 Stiff, formal writing
31:57 Too many characters
33:34 Perfect, passive characters

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