Try to show these emotions. The following list provides a few suggestions. If you imagine how each emotion makes you react, you could replace clenched fists with your own body language or physical responses.
This is the path to your voice: when you encounter a cliché, really sit with what the cliché is trying to express — what it expressed effectively back before it became a cliché and lost its expressive power.
Then when you’re sitting with the feeling or intent behind the cliché, start free writing until you’ve gotten at something that holds a charge.
The answer might not even be fists, it might not even be a phrase. You might discover that to really get across what’s happening in that moment needs a lot more, a lot less, something totally different, or absolutely nothing.
Surprise and move yourself, and you’ll surprise and move the reader!
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