I'm simply trying to write a blog post, but I want it to sound professional, and I don't want it to sound cliched at all. I find myself rejecting every possible phrase appearing in my head because it sounds like its been written before. I can hardly deal with two-word phrases. I need to know the exact rules of what defines a cliche and how to avoid them. It seems like almost nothing can be said that wasn't said before. In fact, the whole time I was writing my research paper I was afraid the professor would think I plagiarized because all my sentences sounded like they could have been written before. What should I do in this situation? I'm trying to sound professional and poetic. I want my writing to have a powerful cadence. But two problems face me: I'm stuck on words when I should be thinking thoughts, and whenever I come up with words they sound cliche. Is there a reason why I'm going through this?