The A to Z Challenge asks bloggers to post 26 articles on a themed topic. It’s supposed to be every day except Sundays during the month of April but I did this last year, found it way to busy for the likes of me, and decided to post mine ‘about’ once a month. Yes, it’ll take me a couple of years. Sigh.
My topic, like the last three times I did the conventional approach, will be writing genres.
Prose is ordinary language that follows regular grammatical conventions and does not contain a formal metrical structure. This definition is an example of prose writing, as is most human conversation, textbooks, lectures, novels, short stories, fairy tales, newspaper articles, and essays.
OK, not really a genre but an important style of writing. Authors may select to write prose as opposed to poetry.
- Choose between four common types of prose: Nonfiction, fiction, heroic, and prose poetry.
- Voice is critical to successful prose.
- Convey an idea, deliver information, or tell a story. This is the promise of prose.
- Prose are often conversational in tone, a vehicle for connecting with the reader.
- While you should think about flow and pacing, don’t worry about rhyme or metrical structure.
- Avoid cliches.
- Write clearly without repetition.
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Jacqui Murray is the author of the popular Building a Midshipman, the story of her daughter’s journey from high school to United States Naval Academy, the Rowe-Delamagente thrillers, and the Man vs. Nature saga. She is also the author/editor of over a hundred books on integrating tech into education, adjunct professor of technology in education, blog webmaster, an Amazon Vine Voice, a columnist for NEA Today, and a freelance journalist on tech ed topics. Look for her next prehistoric fiction, Against All Odds, Summer 2020.