It’s finally here: the long-awaited follow-up to our Rules Suck episode. Language warning: we’ve been known to drop the occasional f-bomb. Come along as we discuss the pros and cons in using “purple prose” in your writing. We chat about carefully chosen detail. Kelsey urges those interest in developing their descriptive writing to try their hand at poetry to refine that skill. We revel in lush writing. We discuss the need to make your writing do more than one thing. Don’t forget to send us your best purple prose!
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For January, February, and March, we are looking through feedback through our listener survey. Taking the survey enters you in our monthly giveaway! Find out more about the giveaway and how to enter at the end of the show notes.
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Descriptive writing: do you love it or hate it?
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Books, quirks, and intrigues, oh my!
- IN DEFENSE OF PURPLE PROSE
- James Wood
- TC Tolbert
- On Being Ill by Virginia Woolf
- 25 Emotions People Feel, But Can’t Explain ~ There are many feelings we can experience without an actual word that describes the sensation. So John Koenig created the Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows to fill in all the holes of the language.
- Terrence McCauley’s Episode
- Don’t forget to send us your best purple prose! You can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
- Kelsey’s website: Tibetan Lemonade
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That brings us to the end of yet another read.write.repeat episode! We have to give a big shout out to Mike Fraedrich for our intro music. You can find links to him in our show notes.
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