What is Purple Prose? Definition & Discussion (Guest Post)

When Ariana Paxton approached me to write a guest post on HWTWAGN.com, we agreed on the subject and title pretty quickly – ‘What Is Purple Prose?’ No doubt due to my past education (and biases, attitudes and experiences!) I naturally assumed the article would explain that PP was bad, bad, bad, but this is not the case. Rather than reject this alternative point of view, I decided to post it in its entirety, as it flies against the winds of accepted creative writing practice, at least for writers of fiction. In prose, the two extremes are the Purple variety with […]