April 27, 2007, Newsletter Issue #108: Dramatic cliches to avoid

Tip of the Week

*Beginning with predictable imagery: "It was a dark and stormy night," etc.

*Too much dialogue exchanged over the telephone.

*Killing off characters as a means of resolving their issues quickly

*Allowing "fate," "fortune," or "chance" to be the saving grace at the end.

*Coma-related drama

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