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Writing Tip – Lose the Cliché – They’re Dull As Dirt

The definition, according to Dictionary.com, of cliche is : a trite, stereotyped expression; a sentence or phrase, usually expressing a popular or common thought or idea, that has lost originality, ingenuity, and impact by long overuse, as sadder but wiser, … Continue reading

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Sittin’ On The Porch With Kelly – Author Leigh Michaels – Top Five Ways Historical Writers Go Wrong #amwriting

I am so excited today! I’ve set out the nicest paper plates, made a fresh pot of sweet tea and even tried my hand at some scones. They’re hard as bricks but maybe Leigh won’t notice. (Never claimed to be … Continue reading

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Writing Tip #3 – Avoiding Worn Out Phrases – Warning: Adult Content #amwriting

I think I’ll have a little fun today. I was participating in some readers’ forums on various sites and ran across this thread where readers commented on trite, overused, and worn out phrases that authors use in novels. I had … Continue reading

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