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/