Author Topic: A Terminology Question  (Read 2281 times)


  • Hipparch
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on: May 09, 2008, 12:48:46 PM
In the ongoing discussion of Podcastle's latest story "Hotel Astarte" (, several people have used the phrase "overworked prose."  While I think I get the basic gist of what they're saying, I wanted to check to see what people actually do mean when they use that phrase. It could be I'm getting an altogether wrong impression of what it means.

To wit, I gather that it means something along the lines of the story using language in a way that makes it very apparent the writer was trying to impress us with her or her mastery of the language.

But I could be very wrong.

Eh, while we're at it, I'm sure many of you could provide concrete examples. :)

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