Pet peeve # 3221: Don’t attempt dialect in your fiction unless you’re really, really good at it. And most likely you’re not. “Cuz,” “wanna,” and “yer” does not constitute good dialect.
Pet peeve # 3222: Don’t send me five attachments for your proposal. Send me ONE attachment. I just printed out some new proposals I need to review. Several required me to open and print more than one document. One had FIVE separate attachments to open and print: a cover letter, a synopsis, a proposal, a prologue, and a sample chapter. Please help me be efficient with my time.
Right away I was not impressed with this potential author. You do not want an editor to start reading your proposal with a frown.