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Mugsy Cliché: a parable

May 28, 2013 | By Jim Stovall | No Comments | Filed in: Home, writing.

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Subtitle: Ya don’ wanna get within no ten-foot pole of dat place, lemme tell ya

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The tragic tale of our intrepid hero Don Vito Scripto, notorious mobster, who orders a hit on one-time protege turned dirty rat Mugsy Cliché

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Clichés

May 12, 2013 | By Jim Stovall | No Comments | Filed in: writing.

One of the most dangerous traps a writer can fall into — especially a beginning writer — is the use of clichés. Clichés are overused expressions that have lost their freshness and vitality. Chances are, if you hear a new expression more than once among your friends, it has already reached the status of a cliché — and it should be avoided like the plague (!! CLICHE ALERT!!). We’ve included a list of clichés on this web site that should be avoided, but the list is not complete. You can probably add to it yourself.

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