“I know nothing about him,” I murmur.
“…Thank you,” I murmur.
“Um. Actually –” I mutter.
“Raising the ordinary to the extraordinary,” I murmur.
“It’s shrewd business,” he murmurs.
“Very well,” she mutters, then exits.
“Oh I’ll bear that in mind,” I murmur.
– All the above quotes are from Chapter 1 of Fifty Shades of Murmuring and Muttering
10 annoying things in fiction
10. A sentence which starts with Then.
9. A sentence with then in it.
8. Sentences without verbs except those in this article.
7. Sentences with many overblown annoying unnecessary florid adjectives.
6 Characters who express direct speech in any of the following ways: laugh, grin, cry, smile, exclaim, explode, object, sigh, scowl, murmur.
5. Adverbs which constantly modify how someone speaks, I say scathingly.
4. Characters who appear for no reason
3. Characters who disappear without explanation
2. The word very which is a very bad word.
1. More than one ante-climax.