Originally Posted by sr71plt
Yes, if your narrator is one of the characters--or even a character in him/herself outside of the context of the story. If the narrator is in the totallyomniscient mode, there shouldn't be those character quirks in the narration.
Right. There is no excuse for that kind of redundancy. Sometimes it can get a little nitpicky and all, especially if you're editing someone's story. But things like this need to be cut and cleaned.
I just hope we don't enforce this sort of rule too strictly, at least in places where it's not necessarily a problem. We can trim the fat, but we shouldn't get carried away because sometimes the fat can add some juicy stuff that may not be as obvious as it seems.