In this chapter Knight talks about the overuse of certain words and phrases and how they hurt your writing of stories. People get tired of seeing the words over and over again and they start to have less meaning to them. This has happened before in my writing, as I write really fast sometimes and I don’t realize how many times I use the same word a lot until after I go back and double check it.
Knight also talks about some of the common cliches that are used in writing. He discusses how we should never use these cliches in our writing because it’s unoriginal and repetitive. So many people have seen these cliches too often they will get tired of them and they will have less meaning to them the more they see the sayings.