Well, I’m finding it’s not so easy to write about writing every single day. I’m too busy writing on my novels and working on the critiques in the writer’s workshop, not to mention regular every day living that happens.
3/23/10 Cliches: Did you find them?
A Lot of Hooey= complete nonsense, total rubbish. The origin was lost but meaning dates back to 1900s. Elmer Rice’s play, Street Scene (1928) and James M. Cain The Postman Always Rings Twice (1934).
and there was another cliche–
The Big Picture= overall or long-range view of situation. Dates second half of 20th Cent., American. Time Magazine 9/19/77. Used in Britain first half of 1900s to describe feature film in a movie presentation.
In my first chapter of my working novel Birthmark I referred to a cancer stick meaning a cigarette, and several thought it was a cliche. I checked my cliche book and it was not in there, so it just goes to show you that the overuse of some words or phrases can be considered cliches.
Because several did not like the words, I might decide to edit it out of my chapter, but I’ll think about it first.
Not sure when I’ll get back to write. T.G.I.F.
Until next time,