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TWJ 1.48: Cutting Purple Prose with Ellen Campbell

Episode 1.48 – Recorded 10.24.2019 – Cutting Purple Prose with Ellen Campbell.

Do you, my most estimable yet remarkably humble reader, sometimes, while the sun beams brightly through yonder window upon your face as you read this sentence in all its glowing prose, wonder if–perhaps, maybe, even mayhaps–it’s better to be concise? If you don’t, your editor will cut you. Tonight, we’re talking about purple prose. Making your words more clear and concise. Sharpen your red pencils and get ready to cut some words.

Check out the full Reedsy blog article we’re discussing, “What is Purple Prose? And How to Avoid It” here: https://blog.reedsy.com/purple-prose/

Guy Anthony De Marco

Guy Anthony De Marco, MFA, is an Italian-American speculative fiction author; a Graphic Novel Bram Stoker® and Scribe Award finalist; winner of the HWA Silver Hammer Award; a prolific short story and flash fiction crafter; a novelist; a poet; an invisible man with superhero powers; a game writer; a disabled US Navy veteran, and a coffee addict. One of these is false. A writer since 1977, Guy is a member of the following organizations: SFWA, IAMTW, ITW, RWA-PRO, WWA, SFPA, ASCAP, MWG, SWG, HWA, IBPA. He hopes to collect the rest of the letters of the alphabet one day. Additional information can be found at Wikipedia.

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