Cliche Traps

(Photo Credit: Ethereal Illuminations blog)   “Once upon a time an evil dragon kidnapped a beautiful princess from her father’s castle. The king offered half the kingdom and her hand in marriage as a reward for her rescue.  A handsome, brave, kind-hearted, orphaned knight with a magic sword slew the dragon and won the princess’s […]

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The “Yes” Cliche

I was writing today and made this mistake. It brought my dialogue to a screeching halt. I had fallen victim to a clichéd “yes”. I was brainstorming alternatives when I realized that no one had ever warned me about the dangers of a clichéd “yes”. Here are some reasons to look out for it and some ways to […]

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