TVTropes.com defines purple prose as, “Intrusively ornate prose.” I call it, “No-one can read your work without a dictionary.”
We all know the drill. The love interests fall off towers. The narrator talks about how perfect the love interest’s abs are for three pages.
My mother named Indiana Jones, Marvel’s Thor and Clark Kent as Overly Masculine Heroes. And they all risk developing testosterone poisoning.
When someone says to me “villains”, I immediately think of a moustache-twirling Brit in a suit stroking a white cat. Or a Brit in general.
We all love the idea of living forever. But there are some things authors don’t consider when they romanticise life after death.