A Cliché Killing Writing Exercise: an extract from BACK TO CREATIVE WRITING SCHOOL

BRIDGET WHELAN writer

EVERY SATURDAY for the month of January I’m going to share some exercises from my popular writing guide Back To Creative Writing School – I want it to be a creative kickstart for the new year and a celebration that 2020 is finally over. I hope you find it useful.

The most original authors are not so because they advance what is new, but because they put what they have to say as if it had never been said before.  

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

A cliché doesn’t start life worn out. On the contrary, when the ink was fresh it was a figure of speech that created such vivid pictures in the mind of the reader that it was used again and again and again.

And then it died Or almost. It retains just enough life to creep into your writing without you noticing. There you are, typing away, convinced that you’ve…

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