This article has a lot that pertains to writing for children, but there are some points to think about for the rest of us too. Most of it’s common sense stuff, but how many writers of any kind of fiction are able to dredge up a proper  modicum of common sense when the flow of words goes all Niagra on us? So it couldn’t hurt to check out what might really irritate an editor into giving up on a potential masterpiece ahead of its time. Or use it for kindling.