I've read a bunch of Star Trek novels: Some good, some bad, and some really bad. And I've noticed some things that the bad ones always have in common. Overdoing Scotty's accent, and calling it a "brogue". Some of the worse ones write his accent so thick that I can't even read it. Overdoing the weirdness of the aliens. They just sit there and try to think of the most outrageous aliens they can think of, then spend pages describing them. Lots of filler. The last one I read had at least 3 places where Spock or McCoy was dreaming, so they typed 2 or 3 pages (not exaggerating) of nonsense with no punctuation just to show that it's a dream thought process going on and on making no sense and filling pages. What else? Have you guys experienced these things?