Writing Hint #9 The problem of using cliches

Cliches pepper the writing of so many people’s writing and speech that they have become as numerous as the grains of sand on the beach. To my way of thinking it shows a certain laziness on the part of the writer. They use cliches as a kind of shorthand to make their point.

Originality.

That is what is needed.

All writers, especially bloggers, should follow the advice in this writing hint:

Avoid cliches like the plague. They are old hat.

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