Friday, February 15, 2013

Friday Round-Up - #229




Laurel Garver, at Laurel's Leaves, gives tips on how to avoid the dreaded purple prose. She talks about revising our manuscripts and editing "bloat."

Writers: Devices like similes and metaphors are useful tools. What are your favorite methods to say a lot with minimal words?

Readers: What devices (like those above) get you crazy when used too much? What are your pet reading peeves?


7 comments:

Dorothy Adamek said...

Great reminders from Laurel. Thanks for the link.
I've had to let similes and metaphors go. Oh, I thought they were so clever... but not if it bloats my story.

Blessings for a wonderful weekend,
Dotti :)

Karen Lange said...

Laurel's always got good things to share. Thanks for the link!

Happy weekend,
Karen

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Dotti - Laurel always has great tips on her blog. I get there as often as I can.

Hi Karen - Yes, I agree. Have a fabulous weekend!

Blessings,
Susan :)

Diane Estrella said...

I've never heard that term before. Learn something new every time I come here. :O)

Terri Tiffany said...

I'm checking her out. thanks!

DenaNetherton said...

I guess it's what you read. Lately I'm reading lots of prose that needs more words, more description. Weird!

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Diane - Since I love purple so much, you'd think purple prose would be a good thing. Then again, I've had some nasty purple bruises. :)

Hi Terri - If you haven't been to Laurel's blog, I think you'll discover quite a treat.

Hi Dena - I guess we can err on either side of the spectrum.

Blessings,
Susan :)