Things which should be avoided at all costs in writing.
“A Mary Sue is a perjorative form of a fictional character in fanfiction (mostly perhaps Fan...Mary Sue
“Purple prose is when the author of a story uses excessively flowery, extravagant language...Purple prose
“An infodump is when the writer puts in too much information in a single scene. It is common in...Infodump
“Deus ex machina (sometimes spelled "Deux ex machina" or) is a plot device in which a character...Deus ex machina
“Cliche refers to any plot, character, or element that is considered overused and boring by the...Cliche
“A plot hole is a gap or inconsistency in the plot of a story that contradicts previous...Plot Hole
“A Dark Lord is a type of villain in a story that seem simply too over-the-top. Dark Lords tend...Dark Lord