(What I mean by "the mirror trick" is when you have the POV character look in a mirror and physically describe him/herself.) In short, I used it in the novel I'm writing then was told by someone that the mirror trick is totally cliche. However, in the past, I've encountered two people (neither of which is the aforementioned "someone") who adamantly insisted that nothing familiar could ever be well-written. Anyways, that's why I'm asking how hated the mirror trick is. I need to know whether the aforementioned "someone" is being melodramatic/close-minded or the mirror trick is truly reviled by all. Thank you.