Avoid Them Like the Plague!

By Sierra Cartwright You know what I’m talking about, don’t you? Clichés. Clichés sneak into my work like the insidious little bastards they are. In a first draft, when I’m trying to get a million of zinging ideas from my imagination to the computer, I don’t worry about them too much. (That’s my excuse for using them. Er, uhm, yeah. That was only a draft.) But in my revisions, I try to eradicate them. The trouble is, I sometimes don’t see them. Even my beta readers can miss them. I think we’re ...
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