Thursday, October 25, 2012

Comparing Prose and Articles

I've found that there are many connections between writing prose and writing articles.  Below is a list of a few similarities and differences.

  • A wide variety of lengths
  • There is a range of humor and seriousness
  • Some people are really good at writing them, while others are not
  • There is generally a lot more telling in articles than in prose
  • Articles tend to be drier
  • Articles have subjects, while prose pieces have genres
  • The audience for most articles is older than for prose (in general)
  • Different "masters"
  • Best-selling prose novelists tend to be better known than the most celebrated writers of articles

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