The Blog is Mightier than the Sword… and other cliches

... or is the sword mightier than the blog?

I read somewhere that writers should avoid cliches.  Avoid ’em like the plague.

I disagree.  I say we should use more of ’em. Seriously.  Don’t knock it ’til you try it.  A good cliche, like a picture, is worth, well… maybe not a thousand words, but at least as much as a bird in the hand.

If this blog post is pushing you over the edge, just remember that it’s always darkest before the dawn, and there is a light at the end of the tunnel.  Or a train.  So don’t become a deer in the headlights.  It’s always best to lead, follow or get out the way.

You don’t have to use cliches strictly by the book.  Feel free to throw a wrench into the works.  Change things up. Instead of judging a book by its cover, you can write a book about a judicial cover-up.

So, make a resolution to bury the hatchet.  Don’t forget that a doctor a day is a lot more expensive than a barrel of apples.  (Although you should watch out for the bad apple.)

Just don’t tell me that I couldn’t hit the barn side of a… uhh, never mind.

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  1. springtimesoul

     /  January 15, 2011

    it’s water over the bridge. . .uhhh, under the dam. . .whatever!

  2. Cliche’s are great for Geico commercials. I love the one with the little piggy going weeeeeee the whole way home. Good luck with the rest of the postaday2011 challenge.


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