What is the biggest writing blunder you have ever read?
Whether content on the internet or in a hardback book, what is the biggest mistake you have ever read? For instance, one time I saw a paragraph repeated twice in a hardback book.
When I graduated high school, our class photograph was on the cover of the local paper..... It was the class, on the stage with a banner overhead which read, "Forward ever, backwards never." Unfortunately the banner was so wide, that the words "Forward" and "Never" didn't appear in the picture....
I read a book once where half of chapter 3 was repeated in chapter 8. I was extremely confused until I figured out what had happened. Then I was disgusted. Was the editor not there that day?
Storywise, I read a book once where the heroine's father died. Then late in the book, she inexplicably walks into his office and asks his advice. It wasn't like he was a ghost. It was like the author forgot the dad had died and never read back through his own book.
Read any online news article. They are full of blunders!
All you have to do is come to my little home town and read the local weekly paper. I sometimes wonder where in heaven's name they obtained their education. They have even had the temerity to edit my letters with misuse of words and spellings.
I've read quite a few typos in published hardback books, but the biggest blunders are ones I see in my own classroom... I teach English to adult university students and every semester or two I have a student who really struggles with the basics in class... and then turns in a paper that is grammatically perfect and obviously not in his or her own words. This is a big blunder for me, and I am always sorry to see cut and paste passed off as personal work...
by Janis Leslie Evans 5 years ago
What was the biggest blunder on your wedding day?Did you forget something? Did something break or rip? Who didn't show up? We almost had to wash dishes at my wedding reception because my father forgot to bring the check to pay for the reception hall. He had to drive all the way home to get it....
by Faith Reaper 3 years ago
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by sarahsherlock 8 years ago
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by Dean Traylor 2 years ago
What was the name of the worst book you've ever read?Some people point to Moon People. Others mention the numerous post-apocalyptic "Survivalist" tales. Either way, there are tons and tons bad books out there. What's your least favorite?
by Wayne Barrett 5 years ago
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by cjcarter 8 years ago
What is the best fiction or non fiction book you have ever read?I'm in a constant search for good reads, and I found it infinitely easier and more rewarding if I just ask other people what their favorites are (kinda like asking a waiter/waitress what their favorite meal on the menu is... you can...
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