Tag Archives: Cliches

Hot tears

Cliches: we all use them but that doesn’t mean that they aren’t crass, lazy and dumb – especially when used in writing. Good writers avoid them, or at least excise them before publication. One writer even went to war on them (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_War_Against_Clich%C3%A9).    Anyway, I’ve been thinking about them lately because Ivor in the Saturday […]