Once Upon A Cliché

TelegraphThe humble cliché. Bane of the writer’s life, or so we’re led to believe. My book: In Too Deep has a fair amount sprayed inside its pages. Hell, even the title’s a cliché!

But seriously, I thought about it. My book is written from a first-person point of view and I don’t think it would be authentic if there weren’t clichés in there. If you actually listen to how we speak, we use them all the time. We’re all living, breathing, walking, talking clichés.

I admit I used to hate it if one cropped up in my writing, but I’ve mellowed. If a cliché says what I want to say, in the best way possible, then I use it and sod the consequences.

I’ve probably shot myself in the foot for writing this post. But let’s face it, at the end of the day, if we don’t grab the bull by its horns and run with it, once in a while, then life just wouldn’t be worth living.

Well, you know what they say: ‘that’s life …’

 

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