I'm in a writers crisis (bah, I'm at best a word-thrower).
I'm a very well read person, and I have a very good sense of grasping the point, the essence of things. (And I am not modest.) And this has turned a lot of things into, well, boredom. A lot of books are annoyingly trivial. Humans, in general, are annyingly easy to figure out and blatantly trivial.
Having now set up myself as a misanthropic asocial egghead bored with the world, I have to ask you, fellow narrative writers, how do you cope with cliché?
I have tried to write things again, and its very, very hard not to write something that seems like an overused trope watered down by masses of humans using it in the most ill-appropriate situations. I feel like everything that has to be said has been said (and written), and things that have been not said are left unspoken because human though, and thus human language is very, very unequipped for something as complex and many-layered as the universe.
Okay, the point being: how do you write something that will not feel cliché?