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Monday Tips: Avoiding over-used phrases when writing prose

We are all told to use the sensations when writing descriptions, to make our novels more vivid for our readers.But some of the best writing uses words that cross modalities.


For example, “my feet whispered across the floor”.

We know that feet can’t whisper, but isn’t that a vivid image?


Here is another one. “His clenched hands shouted frustration.”

Do you have any examples you’d like to share? If so, please drop a line to cynthia@spunstories.com.

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