I’ve now edited several books and stories written by others (though not all have made it to print). It’s made me sensitive to words that
“Large” Isn’t Big Enough: Tips for Describing Size
One tried and true way to inspire awe in your reader is to include larger than life elements in your settings. This applies to space
Purple Prose Cause #5: An Abundance of Choice
In various Facebook writing groups, I’ve seen people ask several times why non-native English speakers decide to use it as their fiction language of choice.
Purple Prose Cause #3: The Author’s own Amusement Gets in the Way
This is the third installment in my series about purple prose and strategies for editing it out of your writing. You can read this one
Purple Prose Cause #2: Over-application of World-building and Scene-setting
This is the second installment of a series on the causes and fixes for purple prose. If you missed the first post, it’ll help if
Looking for Tips on How to Get the “Purple” Out of Your Prose?
I’ve got another big, fat advice article up on Our Write Side. Here’s a taste from the intro, or jump straight to the full article
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