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Mama Deb
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Okay, if you want me to read your story -

DO NOT have a spelling mistake in the title - and do NOT have the title be the plot of the story.

I don't mind depressing stories, and while I'm not happy reading relationship trainwrecks, I will read them sometimes.

But not if it's in the title.

And especially not if the title is spelled wrong.

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It's always amusing when they misspell the characters names. And I don't mean in anime fandoms where you can debate the English spelling. I mean in stuff like Harry Potter where if you're on the internet you can look it up within seconds.

(OK, I got a character's name wrong in a fic once. But when someone pointed it out I was embarrassed as heck and fixed it.)

I've seen titles and summaries that made me shudder. I kept hoping they were jokes, and a couple of them were, but usually it's just people that can't be bothered writing coherently.

Sorry, too much time reading fanficrants. I'm done now.

Oh, yes. Misspelling HP or media names - makes no sense to me, but I see it all the time.

I was editing a fandom newsletter yesterday, and one of the stories had a "title" (it was a full sentence!) that should have been the story's summary. *sigh* People just don't have a clue sometimes, do they?

No, not really.

On the other hand, it's a decent shot that I'm not reading a really bad story - clueless people don't tend to write awfully well, do they?

You mean like "Savrus Snap kills his troo wub Dumbledoor?" A spoiler AND a spelling mistake? That is usually a bad sign.

LOLOL! That's hysterical, and sooooooo true!