Writing Cliches

 “CTRL-F, DELETE: Word-Trends, Sneaky Cliches, and Other Turns of Phrase You Should Immediately Delete From Your Manuscript” 

Not sure I agree with #5, but I’ve always been a sucker for describing a “shock” of hair. 

I’d add the word “literally” to this list, and eliminate most adverbs. But now we’re getting into more contentious waters… What are your most-hated literary cliches?

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