A thread on writing and issues related to writing. Grammar Corner basically handled questions about writing, but it was technically more about grammar. Plus, that thread was getting long, so here’s a new thread. Here’s my first question How far should one go to avoid cliches–and I’m referring mainly to non-fiction writing, although I’d be interested in fiction writing as well. For example, I recently used “rearing its ugly head” or a I saw the phrase “den of thieves.” Ever time cliched phrase like that comes to mind when writing, how often should you avoid it, and come up with something else?