I must say I’m a tad weary of seeing this:
He storms out of the room.
The car comes to a screeching halt.
If I’M tired of ’em, how over ’em do you think a reader might be?
Read your stuff. If what you’ve got in there is something you’ve read before, GET RID OF IT.
At the risk of inviting zero comments… what are writing cliches that irritate you?
I also don’t like it when people use words they don’t know. I see these two ALL the time and it bugs me, man. Whaddya bet it bugs readers, too?
Toby was unphased.
For all intensive purposes, it was over for Michelle.
My rant for today.