Cliche Play

“Don’t write in clichés!” This is something every writer has heard at least once. Clichés are lazy writing. They are boring but they are also familiar.  I admit, I’ve used clichés, especially in my early writing (first drafts). I write quickly ‘off the top of my head’ and use clichés for easy place holders. Sometimes, they make it past the first couple of edits but … Continue reading Cliche Play


While taking Tina Gerow’s ‘Write Steamy Love Scenes’ for the past two weeks, I looked up romantic words and began writing scenes. Try this yourself. Google romantic or sexy words and see where it takes your writing. She’d never been the adventurous type but his wicked smile incited in her a streak of daring. Adventurous, he turned down a little used back road and parked. … Continue reading Adventurous