Hey Lovelies,

Waking up from a dream. Today’s going to be an excellent day… until it isn’t. The superhero always wins. Any of the Star Wars movies… This is just a quick snapshot of the many cliches that are used in writing or film or song. I’m not going to be morally superior and say that I don’t use them myself – I do. I just try to use them as sparingly as I can.

Cliches can be a bit of a cop-out for creativity. It may get your point across, but it loses its power due to its overuse. There is always a way to say or describe something in a new and exciting way. If you still want to use cliches then go for it. They can definitely add humor to dialogue or be a significant trait of a character, but make sure you’re using them purposefully and not as an easy way to get your point across.

Here is a website that lists the most commonly used cliches: http://clichesite.com/alpha_list.asp?which=lett+1






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Danielle Adams

Danielle Adams

Danielle Adams is a writer and editor for a local marketing agency. She has formerly worked as a writer for the Investing News Network and as an editor for Whetstone, a bi-annually published literary magazine. Aside from writing, Danielle has an unabiding love for all marine life and the outdoors. She loves taking long hikes with her husband and cooking delicious meals in the kitchen.


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