Wednesday, October 29, 2014
Wednesday Wisdom for Writers and Those Who Love Them
Here's my take on this concept: taking a cliche and turning into something fresh.
Cliche: The killer stared coldly at his victim, ice running through his veins.
Fresh: The killer looked at his victim and saw his father standing over him with a switch.
Fresher: The killer felt the rush running through him. It didn't quite take away the pain, but the momentary flush of his memories set him free.
Build on this. What takes a common prostitute of words and turns them into something virginal? It has a little to do with Deep POV, I think.
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