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In Trite Tropes we revisit the classic gimmicks used by writers of every medium, discuss why they were great, why they’re not anymore, and how to make them fresher. 419 more words


Are You Pondering What I'm Pondering?

I think so, Brain … but history is a thing of the past.


Stock photo clichés to avoid

Stock photos are great. They allow people in advertising to tap into an infinite source of new images without the cost of a photo shoot. However, it’s easy to fall into the trap of  reusing the same images everyone has been using… since the 80’s. 623 more words


12 Deadly Gun Myths

It goes without saying that when you write a story, you want it as believable as possible. Not necessarily realistic, you can allow impossible things to happen as long as you make the audience believe it’s possible – if not only in your story world. 1,225 more words


35 Hilarious Porn Movie Clichés

Found on AskReddit.

1. Walk in on someone masturbating. Instantly both want sex with the other.

2. Cheerleaders can’t shower without having a lesbian orgy. 722 more words

Basic Instincts

The television series, Black Mirror has a synopsis that’s summed up as “a sci-fi anthology that shows the dark side of life and technology”. I strongly recommend that you binge watch the six episodes available on Netflix. 1,233 more words


Cliche Sunday

As I am still struggling with deciding on a theme, today I thought I would go back to  “A Hog on Ice.”  The book, containing the origins of  “pungent and colorful phrases,”  has many phrases that aren’t necessarily cliché, but are quite unique. 541 more words

Cliche Sunday