I am a very amateur writer in that this is the first time I've actually had a media to converse with other writers, as I had a tendency to keep my work to myself. I've decided that if I want to learn, I have to get out there and get advice and tips from the pros... a.k.a. you guys! One thing I've come across from reading various threads is the mention of cliches appearing in stories. I know there are very common ones, but some I've never heard of, and one in particular I used in a recent project and didn't even realize it was a cliche! So, to avoid inadvertently including cliches in my stories, I would like you to list the ones that you see the most or hate the most, or both.