Monday, February 7, 2011

Overused Phrases





It is what it is.
Really?
I know, right.
As if.
Um, no.
Like

These phrases are used so much that they constantly show up in writing because they (sometimes) reflect how we normally speak. We try to keep the dialogue “real” but often times it can be too much of a good thing.

What other phrases or clich├ęs have you seen that are overused or just plain drive you nuts?

Have a great week.

Best,
June

www.junesproat.com

2 comments:

Terry Odell said...

True. Dialogue is supposed to LOOK like real speech, but it isn't real speech.I've got phrases and words that show up too often in my narrative as well. I discovered I have to search for 'moment' as I use it far too often.


Terry
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June said...

I agree Terry! I am forever using the search and highlight function on word!

June