No, I don't have anything against a good Tombstone every now and then, but too much junk food can be the bane of a writer.
Called to Story
15 hours ago
PURPLE PROSE: Prose that is too elaborate or ornateAnd lest you're wondering what exactly prose is...
PROSE: The ordinary form of spoken or written language, without metrical structure, as distinguished from poetry or verse.Now that we've got that squared away, let's get down to detail. I like big words as much as the next guy, but too many in a row and a reader's mental tongue will get tied. Plus they're seriously not going to look up those vocab words even --or especially-- if you think you're providing a cheap education. Multi-syllabic words are fantastic for academia. Not so much for fiction.
Escapism..."The tendency to seek distraction and relief from unpleasant realities, especially by seeking entertainment or engaging in fantasy."When one engages in escapism, there is a fork in the road that a reader must choose to follow. In my case, I pick up a book in which the protag's situation is worse than mine, making me feel better about the chaos of my own life. This, however, is the road less taken.
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