Saturday, April 2, 2011

A-Z Challenge- Common Cliches

     I "C" that it is crystal clear that I consider "C" as my controlling character. C... cliches. Common cliches cause chaos and should be avoided at all costs. Old conventional sayings that no longer bring any spice to one's writing should be cut (CHOP! CHOP!) from the writing piece and converted. Fresher comments and comparisons need to be considered for crucial commission of creative talent.


     I have consulted with co-workers and collaborated on colorful cliches that can create clear concepts and charisma to old crappy customary writing. My Cliche Cache...


Clean crusty chimneys before they clean your clock. (Be prepared)
Calligraphy can charm cocky career criminals. (Even a criminal can be swayed by grace and good handwriting)
Chewy candy creates cavities. (You play, you pay.)
Characters command charisma.
Carry china carefully.
Chart calorie consumption. 
Caterwauling... not just cats. (There are other whiners too)
Chastising chickens creates conflicted cluckers.

32 comments:

welcome to my world of poetry said...

Wonderful, I try to advoid chaos at all times but don't always succeed.

Have a good day.
Yvonne.

Rosalind Adam said...

Hilarious. Your alliterative cliches are, of course, not cliches at all. They're fresh and very funny.

p.s. You probably know this anyway so apologies for sticking my oar in (that was a cliche, wasn't it!) but we're supposed to take a break for one day over the weekend or we'll run out of April days. Monday is meant to be C day. ;-)

Sig Wynne-Evans said...

I just read your A, B and C posts. You are just too FUNNY!! I love them. You are really, really cleaver!

I will be following along!

Sig

Jeanne said...

To Rosalind:

No I did not know about the day off on Sunday. Thanks for telling me. That relieves the stress of Monday! Thanks for putting your oar in, as you said.

Kris Kaumeyer said...

That's a lot of C's. Cool.

Emily White said...

What a clever post. ;)

Jeanne said...

Thanks Emily. Am hoping to keep it up through Z. We shall "C".

Lynda R Young said...

hahaha, I love your C post...crazy cool :)

Lyn
W.I.P. It: A Writer's Journey

Patricia Stoltey said...

Chop! Chop! Red pen those babies.

Catherine Lavoie said...

Love it! Very charming and clever! :) Looking forward to reading the rest of your A-Z posts!

David L Macaulay said...

Hi Jeanne - thanks for following the blog. OK I am about to follow yours in about 2 seconds. Impressed you have written 'c' already

Michael Offutt said...

Holy alliteration Batman...

Ann Best said...

What great humor! You definitely have a gift for it. I'm saving this page to re-read. And I'm glad I found you through the A to Z. Thanks for leaving a comment on my post so I could come over to meet you--and follow!
Ann Best, Long Journey Home

L'Aussie said...

My Jeanne, how did you ever think of all those C words. I'm exhausted just reading them,ha ha. Great post.

My C is going up in a few hours.

Denise<3

L'Aussies Travel Blog A - Z Challenge posts

RosieC said...

Clever way to describe it. I love how you thought out every word to use as many beginning with C as possible. Nice job.

Rosie
East for Green Eyes

Jeanne said...

THanks guys. I go over and over the text of what I want to say and begin to drop in "C" words when I can. So far it's working but there are 23 letters yet. Aaugh! Am I crazy? Cuckoo?

Laura Eno said...

I'm impressed by all the C words!

Angela Felsted said...

Good alliteration, Jeanne.

Jessica Bell said...

hahaha! Thanks for the giggle! :o)

Rae said...

Whoa! I "C" your point! Love it!

Shelley Batt said...

What a great post! Very creative.

Bodacious Boomer said...

Congrats on cleverly crafting cute posts that keep us coming back.

The Golden Eagle said...

I love the way you used all the C words. :)

Great Challenge post!

salarsenッ said...

Hah...a crazy consortium of Cs. Wonderful job. Love the cluckers!

J.L. Campbell said...

Ya know, it hard work to avoid them thar cliches! They seem to creep in and line up innocently with my other words when I'm not paying attention.

Amy Wood said...

LOL! Nice job with "c"! I have a terrible time staying away from cliches. When I'm writing I just go ahead and allow myself to use them so I don't break my flow and then in the editing process I get rid of them.

Olivia J. Herrell said...

Hi Jeanne, it's so great to meet you. Happy C Day! I'm following you, too, and look forward to checking out your books. Especially the wet pants one!

~ that rebel, Olivia

gemsandrhinestones said...

I don't know how you do it, but that was wonderful! Very clever and enjoyable!

Ciara said...

Love your 'C' post. I'm a follower now. :)

Charmaine Clancy said...

Very cute! A good reminder too, the power of alliteration - it can be great in amongst text if you want a particular line to resinate :)

Wagging Tales - Blog for Writers

Robyn Campbell said...

Cliches that are NOT cliches. Very clever, you evil genius! Especially the chastising chickens creates conflicted cluckers. Wouldn't you be??? I mean they're supposed to cluck loudly and crow. Now they're being yelled at. Of course they're conflicted.

I gotta tell you, I love your posts. (Hubby's still staring at me.)

Matt Conlon said...

Conlon Children Commonly Cause Corrosion of Conformity!