Writing in Brazil about clichés and original ideas

O maior clichê sobre clichês é que eles não são originais e, por isso, devem ser evitados a todo custo. É uma afirmação cheia de boas intenções – como é característico dos clichés – mas que deixa de fora um ponto muito importante: todo clichê já foi uma ideia original.

How good is your Portuguese? Here is a great website full of more than 500 articles on writing, especially short stories.

Google Translate does a good job opening the door:

The biggest cliché about clichés is that they are not original and therefore should be avoided at all costs. It is a statement full of good intentions – as is typical of the clichés – but that leaves out a very important point: every cliché was an original idea.

Read the full article here and don’t let the Portuguese stop you.

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