Tag: cliches


Writing Exercises

Featured Writing Exercises & Prompts   Welcome to the Write Divas Featured Writing Exercises & Prompts! This week’s writing exercise challenges you to overuse every writing crutch you can think of to help recognize these items in your writing. Write the most cliched scene ever. Include Mary Sues, idiomatic phrasing, and overused writing tropes. What crutches do you use? How can you revise things to...

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Recs

Divas Recommend: Write The Hard Stuff: Facial Expressions by Margie Lawson   I couldn’t love this article more by Margie Lawson on the Writers In The Storm blog.  I’m like her and can’t stand clichés. But the problem with a lot of independent authors now is that clichés have become so commonplace, no one realizes they’re clichés anymore. It’s the dumbing down of writing, in my opinion. There are...

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Articles

In honor of Valentine’s Day, the Divas are discussing the good and the bad about the bestselling genre in the world. Romance! It’s a genre that reviewers love to nitpick and readers are embarrassed to admit that they like, but even through all the hate, it’s a genre that endures. Today, we’ve brought the Divas together to answer a few questions and share their insights...

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On Writing

Writing Pitfall #11: Stereotypes and Clichés It seems as though every writing website out there has something to say about stereotypes and clichés, but what’s the big deal? When stereotypes and clichés are used, authors simply have to define a character as a dumb jock or a nerdy bookworm, and they can get away without having to establish characterization because the stereotype has done all...

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