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5 Easy Steps To Avoid Purple Prose

Anyone who’s studied literature, taken a writing course or joined a book club has no doubt encountered the expression ‘purple prose’. For those who haven’t, Google defines it as: “Prose that is too elaborate or ornate.” So why purple? In Ancient Rome, where the expression finds its origins, purple was the colour of the Emperor …

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