Sat, Oct 14|
Purple Prose Flash Contest
Dazzle us with your skill at crafting overwrought prose, followed by a write-in.
Time & Location
Oct 14, 2023, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
About the Event
Join us via Zoom for a Purple Prose flash contest (and if there's time, an online write-in).
Read your one-page entry and dazzle us with your skill at crafting overwrought prose. Wikipedia defines purple prose as "overly ornate prose text that may disrupt a narrative flow by drawing undesirable attention to its own extravagant style of writing."
Why have a purple prose contest?
- It's fun.
- It's interactive.
- It helps us learn what to do by showing us what not to do.
This meeting is free for all to attend, but only chapter members can compete in the contest. Please do not use AI in your submission; we want to see what glorious nonsense you can create with your own brain.
If you're still not sure what we mean by purple prose, here's an example generated by Claude.ai:
The amber orb of the sun cast its luminous glow across the verdant meadows, bathing the landscape in a rich patina as Miss Elizabeth Bennet embarked on her matutinal constitutional amongst nature’s bounty. The gentle zephyrs carried the susurrations of rustling leaves, enveloping her in their sylvan susurrus.
Note that this is just an example. Be as wild and creative as you want, writing in an over-the-top version of your own voice. Have fun!