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Because the Basic Rules of English Are 4 N00bs! by crazylaura64 Because the Basic Rules of English Are 4 N00bs! by crazylaura64
I've seen so many badly-written fanfics... :iconimhorrifiedplz:

In a lot of cases I've encountered, I've seen authors who honestly think they are good writers, despite the fact that they seem to lack the knowledge of basic English. (Grammar, punctuation, spelling etc.) They THINK they genuinely know how to write. Sometimes, even fucking paragraphs are too hard for them. :|

To be honest, I always knew the basic rules of English (because I actually paid attention in English lessons. :lol:) I was still corrected by other people for certain errors I didn't spot (like spelling mistakes I completely missed), so I'm guilty for minor messups. But it looks like the fail authors actually fell asleep during those English lessons about the basics. Hence, the crappy Twilight and Naruto fanfics. =P

Bottom line: Learn basic spelling and grammar before writing a fanfic. This can also go for writing in general, actually...
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Sleepstar Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
The only thing I'm guilty of is the occasional typo. I avoid "Textspeak" in my fanfiction, even when I parody fanfiction cliches. I have found so many terribly written fanfiction in my main fandoms, and one fandom I frequent makes a female character, who is good in Canon, a bad character and some fanfiction with the character even Ships her with her own half-brother, and don't forget the "Character Bashing" of certain characters in fanfiction. I hate the fanfiction that has nothing but "Textspeak" in them.
Old-Marcie1234 Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2014
Mm. Indeed.

don't read my old fan fiction, it is terrible.
Toon-O-Clock Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I especially hate the OOC ones, Jesus Christ.
the5thmarauder106 Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
So true. What annoys me most? Too many to count, but I'll admit I've started to get fed up with nicely telling writers that there is no such thing as could of, would of or should of. IT'S COULD'VE, WOULD'VE OR SHOULD'VE! HAVE! NOT OF!

I admit I've started to become a bit cruel with it, and apologise after *sigh*

sorry for the rant :)
Mirria1 Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
oh I know.
But you know what really bugs me?
when their discribing what a person looks like and says the person has -insert colour here- "pupils". the pupil is the black part of your eye and it's actually a hole that lets in light, so it makes no sense. :iconfacepalmsplz:
The "iris" is the coloured part of your eye.
crazylaura64 Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2014
Ha ha, I never realised that people were getting their eye terminology wrong! (I guess all the spelling and grammar errors I've come across have somehow blinded me against proper biological terms. :P)
SymphonyOfDissonance Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2014

OMG! It takes me so long to write a fan fic because grammar and spelling are ALWAYS my main concerns. I usually have to re-read it a couple of times until I'm sure there are no errors.  That's why there aren't many fan fics in my Gallery.

HelenaKnowlegdeOffic Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2014
My Immortal.
Lookyhooky Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I have an Animal Crossing fanfic on Wattpad, and it has good grammar and spelling!
TheAwkwardFangirl Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I hate when you find a fic that has an interesting concept/or plot, and then terrible grammar ruins it.  -.-
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