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?


Dorothy 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,

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!

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.

Susan :)