Writing Tips: Avoid Clichés – by Melissa Donovan…

on Writing Forward:

There are many writing tips that tell us what to avoid in our work: We should keep adverbs to a minimum. Don’t use verbiage, which is excessive and unnecessary language. Watch out for info dumps. And avoid clichés.

But why should we avoid clichés? What’s a cliché, anyway, and how do we identify them in our writing? What if a cliché is the best way to express something?

Let’s explore these questions and determine whether it’s really necessary to avoid clichés.

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3 thoughts on “Writing Tips: Avoid Clichés – by Melissa Donovan…

  1. I was amused to find that many of the clichés used by my mom were from the early 19th century; it is darkest before the dawn, every cloud has a silver lining and, every rose has its thorns (just to name a few)..

    How these have stood the test of time (yes, another cliché) is a story in itself.

    I know, I know…enough with the clichés. 🙂

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