At some point in our life, we have adopted to the technique of purple prose and suffered loss in our literary career, whether it is getting rejected by a magazine or a publication, getting less sales on your piece, or losing a publishing deal. Some of us still struggle to grow out of it.
Google defines purple prose as prose that is too elaborate or ornate. To break it down in simpler terms, purple prose is decorated language that serves little purpose in a piece. It is identified as a string of run-on sentences and inflexible text. …
In the writing land, clarity is your best friend. The clearest prose is one anyone can understand, learn from, and enjoy.
Stuffing your prose with words and phrases that add zero meaning bores your readers, complicates your ideas, waters down your writing and makes it less impactful.
Cutting filler words is how you hone your writing, and ratchet up it’s value among your readers.
This is a list of words and phrases that might be clogging your writing. If/When you use them, ask yourself, “What is this word/phrase adding to what I am saying?”
If the answer is ‘nothing’, then…
If you are writer thinking of becoming a bestseller, you need to rethink. The market is saturated. Nobody is going to buy your book if you don’t give them a reason to.
One of the best ways to do is to create a tagline.
An author tagline is an authentic way to set your name in the marketing world. It’s a catchphrase or covert call to action that promotes your brand. It is either humorous or witty and adds resonance your brand. It defines your expertise. A tagline lets your reader know what you have to offer them. …
Clichés, clichés, clichés.
Clichés are overrated expressions that once had been original. Their purpose is to make writing bland and stale. While some clichés are exciting to read if served wittingly, but some ideas are just disgusting. Even their representation in mainstream media is problematic.
While many may not understand, this practice comes off as violent and triggering in the minds of readers, and is by no means, justified.
The only thing a rapist deserves is death, a harasser a prison sentence, and an abuser a therapist. …
Writing takes efforts, efforts that most writers aren’t willing to give. Amateur writers are quick to make mistakes. These mistakes cost them in the long-term, and their career takes a blow before it has even begun.
Successful writers are aware of what goes in the writing world. Knowledge and confidence gets them a long way ahead than most. This is why they succeed.
In a world full of amateur writers, here are the seven things that confident and successful writers don’t do:
Good writers don’t believe in competing with other writers. Competing wastes time. It fills the mind with resent…
A trigger warning is a statement given at the beginning of a piece, alerting the reader to the fact that it contains distressing material that could be triggering to some who have underwent personal perils.
“For those who have experienced trauma, trigger warnings help them to avoid fight-or-flight modes that occur when exposed to words of imagery that remind them of their trauma,” says the counselor of Wake Forest university. They have, in their academic article, highlighted points of students and counselors, giving weight to the debate of the necessity of trigger warnings.
To begin with, my acquaintances put forward…
People-pleasing is a behavioral issue where a person mistakes the act as kindness. It makes the person lose their authenticity. You cannot break the people-pleasing trap by hoping people to understand your real emotions. It requires you will have to go down the lane and change yourself. As hard as it can be to identify and eliminate, here are some tells that you might be a people pleaser and how to get out of the habit.
At some point or other, we have all fell down into the trap that is people pleasing. Peer pressure and desire to fit in…
Love is complex, it’s a hormone. However, if we were to look at it from a practical approach, it is a mix of emotions, beliefs, and behaviors associated with feelings of affection and warmth for other person or oneself.
Love can apply to any person, any object, any value. When it came to love, the Greeks were the best to describe it in all its forms.
There are eight types of love, according to the Greeks.
Now, if you love the psychology of love just as much as I do, by all means, go ahead, and take a look at…