Monthly Archive for: ‘April, 2013’

What Is Purple Prose and Why Should I Avoid It?


Purple prose describes writing that draws attention to itself due to its excessive ornateness or elaborateness. It is writing that is over-the-top. Too much. Purple prose is usually the result of a writer who tries too hard.

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“Capitulate” and “Recapitulate”


You would think that “recapitulate” meant “to capitulate again,” right? Wrong. Read on.

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Use Similes, But Avoid Cliches


Similes and other figures of speech should be fresh and original. How well can you spot the 50 simile cliches in this post?

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Heading to Alaska!


Heading to Alaska this week! Read all about it.

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