The Big List of Fanfic Peeves is by Sandy Herrold and The Bitkahs (especially, but not exclusively: Michelle Christian, Shoshanna, Gwyneth Rhys, torch, Jane Carnall, elynross, Terri, and Keiko Kirin) and helped enormously by some folks at the Crossroads.
See also The Big List of Small Dogs, The Elements of Phyle.
- Grammar is NOT optional!
- Excessive use of disembodied body parts to avoid possessives
- Misused homophones
- Expository lumps
- Excessive quoting of lyrics
- Using 'literally' as an emphasis word when the action isn't literally true
- Speech patterns only an author could love
- Misuse of foreign languages in fanfic
- Misuse of cock rings
- Misuse of dialogue