Cliches=Lazy Writing

Autocrit believes it and so do I. Using a cliche’ creates boring and flat writing.

Instead of writing:

Mike stood at the end of the diving board. “Here goes nothing,” he called to his friends.

Write:

Mike stood at the end of the diving board. “Don’t expect an Olympic dive,” he called to his friends.

Check out Autocrit’s take on the subject.

https://www.autocrit.com/blog/2017/05/10/list-of-cliches-strike-editing/?inf_contact_key=22447b781c22a770e2a158300635756bbf44ddd564c9935789649a8382d7c46c

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