Calling all writers! Do you have a writerly pet peeve that's just annoying the heck out of you? Is there a particular thing you've been told about your craft that always gets you down? Have you had an experience with a reviewer who was, most likely, really a demon in disguise? Don't let it get you down any longer, with this nifty thread! Unload all that anger here, in a safe, writer friendly environment! Please note: rants should be about writing (actually, artists of any kind can rant here) only. Nothing else. Please be supportive. We're all in the same boat. We all need to get this stuff off our chest, so don't abuse the thread to hurt people's feeling. If you have an issue with someone, take it to PMs. (You don't have to agree with everyone, just be polite if you do come to a disagreement.) (I hope this is the right board for this.) --- Getting sick of this current trend in writers thinking that a story is only good if they turn it into a big smut fest. Honestly, there are plenty of writers who can do smut well, so smut's definitely not the problem. The problem is when writers set up a story to be one way (say the two main characters completely and utterly loathe each other) and then ruin it with random smut that doesn't fit in anywhere. I just read a fic that was actually really good, and then, out of nowhere, random smut that destroyed every trace of characterization for the characters. And, sadly enough, I see this happening more and more. >_< It's so frustrating.