Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Cliche-Slayers Unite! Tackling the choking weeds of cliches one vine at a time


The cliche = The poison of manuscripts

How can we describe that funny feeling in the pit of our stomachs when we're around that certain someone that make us go weak in the knees? (note the cliche)

Butterflies? Nope. Way over done.

Fluttering? Nope. That one is used a lot too.

Here's how Shannon Hale tackled this cliche in "Princess Academy".
This is from Chapter 11.
"Being near him made her insides feel like twisted vines, choking and blooming all at the same time, and her only thought was that his smile was worth trudging for."

So, here's to Shannon Hale! I here-by name you Master Cliche-Slayer

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