Saturday, June 24, 2006

Ahhh ... That Purple Prose

Join us at The Writer's Chatroom Sunday evening at 8 PM (Eastern US) to chat about purple prose.

Our moderator for the evening with be our very own resident humorist, Renee' Barnes.

Wikipedia defines Purple Prose as:
A term of literary criticism, purple prose is used to describe passages, or sometimes entire literary works, written in prose so overly extravagant, ornate or flowery as to break the flow and draw attention to itself. Purple prose is sensuously evocative beyond the requirements of its context. It also refers to writing that employs certain rhetorical effects such as exaggerated sentiment or pathos in an attempt to manipulate a reader's response. ( )

Join us Sunday and shamelessly take advantage of this fertile ground for hilarity. Let's laugh ourselves silly, as we learn how to avoid using Purple Prose in our daily writing.

Whoopee Cushions and Silly String provided; bring your own Chocolate and Coffee.


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