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Cliches, Conundrums, and Chestnuts

Hackneyed phrases, slang, and truisms should be eliminated from your writing vocabulary as much as possible. This is one time where you should not write what is commonly heard. These phrases are so overused they are loathed by writing professionals….

Kurt Vonnegut on Writing

Here are some excellent pointers from legendary, late author Kurt Vonnegut (1922-2007) on writing short stories. These are also just as applicable to fiction! 1. Use the time of a total stranger in such a way that he or she…