Writers love using the word “cliché.” We’re all guilty of it. Even now as I’m writing: I sit in a fancy café with movie set lighting, laptop in arm. Truth be told, I feel ridiculous, a bit pretentious even, like I’m working on the great American story. I even wait for someone to interrupt me so I can give them the medusa stare.
So, I thought I’d share a short list of things that writers do that I find to be cliché. Feel free to disagree with me and drop me a line (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Now on with my list, what I hope to revisit in a future post.
It’s so cliche for writers to:
-go to coffee shops, meet with other writers and pretend to write.
-cop witty one-liners from family and friends that you plan to use in a story as your own.
-dress in all black.
– bellyache about feeling uninspired.
-write about your family and go on & on as if you were uniquely placed in a dysfunctional family.
-attend a reading simply for the food.