October 12th, 2015

Margie’s Rule #9:  Cliché Play

Margie Lawson

I am uber-impressed with the WITS blog and the WITS bloggers. I’m always honored to be a guest. Thank you!

Most writers know to avoid clichés. Every basic how-to book for writers includes a section on avoiding clichés. Those experts refer to clichés as lazy writing.

So do I.

Clichés represent […]

December 29th, 2014

Break All the Rules

Sherry Thomas

I like directions. I am, moreover, very good at following directions. Lately, however, I find myself balking at one particular set of directions: writing rules. Now I’m the last person to suggest that everything about writing is subjective and therefore any rule should be kicked in the gonads before it even walks […]