for writers and readers….

A 10 point smorgasbord of writing advice for Christmas QUOTES FOR WRITERS (and people who like quotes)

If you wrote down all the suggestions for writing well from successful writers, and tossed them into a hat, the top 10 would look something like this: 1. Write every … Continue reading

December 24, 2017 · 12 Comments

Make a beeline for this cliché short story competition

I’ve just heard from the organisors of The Stringybark Dog Eat Dog Short Story Award 2017, an Australian competition that welcomes international entries. They are looking for stories that have … Continue reading

June 12, 2017 · 8 Comments

Enough Already…Well-Loved Literary Clichés

 Joanne Harris, author of fourteen novels including Chocolat, has put together ten of  her favourites literary clichés. They include: The protagonist who describes herself whilst standing in front of the … Continue reading

January 26, 2015 · 4 Comments

You just don’t get it, do you?

Stephen King – who only joined twitter at the beginning of December – used this new method of chatting with fans to discuss cliches in movies. He suggests that the … Continue reading

December 24, 2013 · Leave a comment