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QUIZ: How Purple Is Your Prose?

Sometimes, we all use purple prose in our writing… or should I call it “unnecessarily abstruse and excessively overwrought verbiage”? Flowery descriptions and overly complicated vocab words are tempting to throw around in your stories and essays, but sometimes they can distract from your overall message instead of enhancing it. Finish the following sentences to find out if your prose is purple or on point.

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