I Am Not Bryan Adams…

…and yet I almost wrote his lyrics in a conversation between my MC and her father. OOPS.

I bust my butt to avoid cliches, doing my best to think outside the box and write realistic dialogue, but every now and then a commonly-used phrase slips past my defenses and finds its way into my manuscript. I’m the type of writer who edits as I write, so those trite phrases rarely last long.

Do you have any writing quirks that you wish would do a vanishing act once and for all?

About Melanie Hooyenga

Writer. Designer. Jock. Reader. Wife. Puppy-Mama. SCBWI member since 2015.

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