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Tell it to the Marines (or clichés, counterwords and commonplace phrases) by C.D. Hersh

We’re busier than a one-armed paper hanger at our house. The Son of the Moonless Night (book 3 of our Turning Stone series) about to come out of the shadows. Donald is preparing the plot scenes for The Mercenary and the Shifters (book … Continue reading

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Clichés make your writing dull as ditchwater, by Kathryn Maeglin

Nothing will take the wind out of the sails of your writing faster than the overuse of clichés. Clichés are a dime a dozen, so using too many of them makes you seem lazy as a pig. If you want … Continue reading

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Visual Shortcuts that Cut

As both a writer and a reader, I’m always trying to figure out why authors do some of the things we do: End scenes in particular ways, juxtapose dialogue and description, harness the rhythm of words to craft verbal songs… … Continue reading

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