How to Avoid Cliches in Your Writing

Think laterally. That’s basically it.  Don’t settle for the first thought that pops into your head.  Probe a little more deeply.  For example, one of the cliches which makes me cringe most of all is the device of conveying your...
It’s a Bit of a Cliche but…

It’s a Bit of a Cliche but…

I hate cliches.  Puffy white clouds? Bleugh! Clouds are always puffy.  How about swollen, for a change?At the very best, using cliches comes over as laziness, although the worst-case scenario indicates a complete lack of imagination and no self-respecting writer would...