When it comes to creative writing, many of the phrases that are commonly used (especially by new writers and authors) are anything but creative. It is pretty normal to overuse idioms and cliches in writing.
Among the gamut of creative writing topics and theories, there is an entire ocean of consensus (way beyond the school of thought) that believes that inspiration for a writer is overrated.
For many aspiring authors, the idea of writing their first book and getting published generates enough excitement to get started. However, very soon most realise that the process is far from easy.