Just like everybody else - I am sure - when I am on and in the zone, I can describe and word just about anything that I picture in my head astutely, and whatever I type out or write down, it comes out perfectly depicting what I saw in my head. Readers of my work have commented and told me this, but it is not like they have to. I know when something that I have written is on point and when it could do with some more tweaking, in order to represent the scene that I am trying to denote in a more vivid way. The frustrating thing is: when I do know that my words are not showing the scene in my head as clearly as they could, sometimes I can't think of any better ways to describe what I am seeing. Other times i think that my description is ok, but it is not potent enough, and then I will read something else, and see how that author has described the very same thing that I was trying to describe, and kick myself for not seeing it before. Most of the time, it is such simple wording, but it REALLY hits the spot in terms of helping the reader to see what is going on in the author's head. How do you guys stay away from description cliches, and generic wording in sentences? Any help would be greatly appreciated.