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.
Tag: purple prose
Purple Prose Cause #4: Figuring Things out on the Page
There is nothing wrong with the “pantsing” approach. Getting everything out of your brain and onto the page can be a valuable step in the
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
Purple Prose Cause #1: A Misinterpretation of the Phrase “Show, Don’t Tell”
My general approach to both writing and editing is less is definitely more. I like tight writing that doesn’t waste any ink or a reader’s
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