Tag Archive: poetry

Feb 15

Vivid vs. Violet Verbiage — The Vivid

Now that we’ve cleared up the meaning of purple prose, I can talk a little bit about what makes great prose so beautifully vivid. Please note that, for all I’m warning you to avoid the overly-ostentatious verbiage, I’m not recommending reducing your vocabulary to the grade-school level.  No, your writing should always bring some challenge …

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Oct 30

The Muse is a Musician

<J. Leigh sneaks in, stage right…> Ahem.  Well, I’ve been a bad SisterMuse for….well…a really long time now.  So here’s a little post to hopefully catapult me back into Responsible Blogging…. “Sing, goddess, the wrath of Peleus’ son, Agamemnon…” (The Iliad) “In the beginning Eru, the One, who in the Elvish tongue is named Ilúvatar, …

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