- Unreal and underdeveloped characters who feel like stick figures.
- Overly wordy prose laced with grammatical errors and typos.
- Dull, predictable, repetitive stories written in a confusing style.
- Keeping readers waiting for a climax that never comes.
- Lazy writing, flimsy and unbelievable storyline.
- Writers with no clue of human nature.
- Unrelatable characters who are difficult to care about.
- Crimes stories which are too violent and obscene for readers to stomach.
- Politically biased prose.
- Poorly researched stories.
Question: Which one of the above would a professional editor allow you to slip-slide into publishing?
Answer: None, not one, not any.
Question: Why are the above complaints so common from readers and reviewers?
Answer: Indie-published authors have a tendency to forego hiring a professional to edit their work.