What’s the worst writing mistake an author can make? It’s a broad one: doing something you think makes you look sophisticated and clever, when really… it doesn’t. A common manifestation of this is a conscientious avoidance of contractions in dialogue and narrative. http://ift.tt/2cspGkH

via Most Common Writing Mistakes, Pt. 53: No Contractions in Dialogue — Shannon Bolithoe : A Writing Life