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Salvador Dali’s precise definition of a cliche QUOTES FOR WRITERS (and people who like quotes)

The first man to compare the cheeks of a young woman to a rose was obviously a poet; the first to repeat it was possibly an idiot. Salvador Dali

October 9, 2016 · 1 Comment

DID YOU KNOW that cliches in other languages sound really original in English?

Some time ago the writer and broadcaster Lijia Zang told me that the laughter lines around the eyes that the English know as crows’ feet have a different name in … Continue reading

July 14, 2013 · 2 Comments

Idiots Guide to Writing Sex Scenes (Dirty, Erotic Language)

Originally posted on Legends of Windemere:
After seeing Ionia’s post about sex and romance while reading a book that had a surprising amount of genitalia attention, I’m tempted to make…

July 8, 2013 · Leave a comment

MONDAY CREATIVE WRITING EXERCISE because it’s a good way to start the week — Banishing Cliches

‘The most original authors are not so because they advance what is new, but because they put what they have to say as if it had never been said before.’    … Continue reading

April 1, 2013 · 1 Comment