Hi, I thought it would be fun and helpful to start a thread where we can discuss techniques that are cliched and overused - whether it be grammar, character traits, methods of introducing/describing characters, etc. I realize that what matters is not what you write but how you write it. I also realize that everything has an exception and it's not all cut-and-dry: some authors can pull things off while others can't. However, I think most of us can agree that there are indeed certain things that are, for the most part, annoying, cliched, overused, etc. This is also not intended to bash any specific author/book - just a general discussion so that we can all learn what to be careful with.