Discussion on Paid Editors


Wow, that was some Purple Prose. LOL

There used to be an annual Purple Prose award for published novels.


It’s also vastly less painful to fix.


If you aren’t a fan of Word - there’s also Scrivener which was created to handle very large manuscripts.

It will also create epubs, which can be loaded directly to your average e-book vendor, no matter who it is.

I bought mine during November, when they were running a special. I adore it, even though I don’t know all it’s quirks and capabilities.

Literature and Latte - home of Scrivener


LOL - very neon.


There still is. The Bulwer-Lytton Fiction Contest.

Not quite purple prose, but the worst opening of a story or something like that.


There is also the annual Bad Sex Scene in Fiction awards. A prestigious award dating back to 1993!




I’ve read a few of those. Had tears running down my face.