Learning from Clichés… then Leaving them Behind



To achieve excellence, a writer must learn to identify and eliminate clichés. Chuck demonstrates the use of placeholders where more inventive language is needed, while counter-intuitively recommending style mimicry as a positive stage of learning.

This content is for Workshop Members only. But don't despair! Click Here to upgrade your Membership and get these exclusive Craft Essays, not found anywhere else online!


megacoarse's picture
megacoarse August 8, 2022 - 11:46pm

As usual, we are provided the tools we need to not just perform well as writers, but to flourish. Thank you, Mr. Palahnuik, for your redactle unlimited kindness to all of us!

DirtyDave's picture
DirtyDave from NJ is reading Serotin May 26, 2021 - 9:29am

No spam bot so figured I'd comment. Still out here 2021!