April 21st, 2017

How to Write a Great Last Line

Don’t you just love it when a line in a book so good, that you just have to stop reading to appreciate it for a few minutes? Me too.  I think that’s part of the reason I began writing – to, just once – write one of those sentences. 

You can find them scattered […]

October 12th, 2015

Margie’s Rule #9:  Cliché Play

Margie Lawson

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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 […]