In which we discuss the flaws in the writing of authors we otherwise adore.
Hate, in the thread title, is something of an overreach. The flaw in question needn’t be something that ruins the author’s work; in fact it probably can’t be, logically, since otherwise you wouldn’t love the author, right?
Love, by contrast, is not an overreach. Let’s try to restrict ourselves to authors whose work we actually enjoy, rather than using the thread as an opportunity to slam people we don’t like, okay? In other words, be nice.
Author, of course, refers to the writer of novels, short stories, and poetry. Whatever flaws you see in the television shows and movies of, say, Joss Whedon are not relevant, partly because film and TV are so collaborative that it’s difficult to pin down who is ultimately responsible for what, but mostly because I don’t start threads about TV shows and don’t talk to people who do.
Anyway, to reiterate: please name an author you love, and tell us a habit of his or hers that never fails to annoy you.