Welcome! I’m participating in the #BlogchatterA2Z challenge where I’ll be sharing 26 posts on the theme “The Poet’s Alphabet: 26 Secrets for Crafting Beautiful Poetry”. In each post, I’ll offer bite-sized tips and tricks for crafting and editing poetry to perfection. Today’s tip is:
Avoid clichés and overused phrases
It’s easy to fall into the trap of using clichés or overused phrases when writing poetry. However, these types of phrases can make your work feel uninspired and unoriginal. Instead, strive to find unique and fresh ways to express your ideas. For example, instead of saying “quiet as a mouse,” you could say “silent as the stillness of midnight.”
Instead of using a tired phrase like “time heals all wounds,” try to come up with a more original way of expressing the same sentiment. For example, “the scars of yesterday may fade, but their memory lingers on.”
See you with another tip, tomorrow.
This post is a part of the #BlogchatterA2Z 2023 challenge.