Tuesday, 24 November 2015

NaNoWriMo: U is for Unique

Hey! Are you doing National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo)? Follow me this month as I work through the alphabet of great writing tips, from creating ACTION to getting into the ZONE. 

Need a writing buddy? Email me at chase.superman.duffy@gmail.com or comment in my daily posts. We can inspire each other to put down those daily word counts.  My goal this year: 5,000 words.

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Cat got your tongue?
Laughter is the best medicine.
Fit as a fiddle.
Every cloud has a silver lining.

These are examples of clichés — phrases that have been used so many times that they are no longer UNIQUE.

An author once told me there are no original ideas — most are just twists on similar concepts and stories. But that doesn’t mean you can’t make your words unique.

I’m working on getting rid of all of the clichés in my writing, and you know what? It’s forcing me to stretch my imagination, and find new, fun ways of saying things.

What are some of your favourite clichés? What are some ways you could say the same thing, but with a UNIQUE twist?

Gotta jet!
— Chase Superman Duffy

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