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What kind of shoes are they wearing? Are their nails bitten – or perhaps painted with frosted orange polish? Sometimes, just looking at things and noticing their peculiarities can give you ideas for stories, particularly if you’re planning to write thrillers. In one Ruth Rendell TV special, for example, the detective solves the crime by noticing the back of a woman’s ankles. You see, when viewed from the back, some ankles are flat, while others are bony. Check it out. I think the lesson here is that if you ever commit a crime and decide to impersonate your victim, check that your ankles are the same as hers.
People had told her the dog was a ‘chocolate’ Labrador. To her, the dog was a whole rainbow of different browns, ranging from dark chocolate to palest cream. This is the kind of sight you want to cultivate. You can vary this exercise by using a person as your subject, instead of an object. Next time you’re in the supermarket, travelling by train, or waiting in a queue in the post office, look around you. Pick out someone and really look at them – discreetly of course. What kind of shoes are they wearing?
The italicised phrases are all tired old expressions. They sounded great when they were minted, but overuse has exhausted them. Now they’re just shorthand. When you write that someone was ‘as cool as a cucumber’, everyone knows what you mean, but the simile is too stale to create an image, which is, after all, the purpose of metaphor. But if cliche´ is such a part of everyday life, what’s wrong with using it in ﬁction? In fact, there’s nothing intrinsically wrong with it. Indeed, if our characters didn’t use the occasional cliche´ in their dialogue they wouldn’t seem real.