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    Default Prose and Story Writing

    Ok, This kind of confused me. What exactly is "prose". The only definition I found was that it was a piece of writing that 'flowed' but that didn't need to rhyme. Is that correct? If so, how is that any different to normal story writing?

    I ask this question, as I have received my assignments for the coming semester. I got to choose between a Short story, upto 2000 words. Non-fiction prose, upto 2000 words, and a suite of poems (Blah) upto 2000 words...

    Could somebody please help with the definition of prose?

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    prose - definition. American English definition of prose by Macmillan Dictionary

    The choice in your assignment is between a short story (which is one type of prose) and non-fiction prose.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 5jj View Post
    prose - definition. American English definition of prose by Macmillan Dictionary

    The choice in your assignment is between a short story (which is one type of prose) and non-fiction prose.
    So basically, Short story prose....Could be a recount of real events or a complete fantasy (Going to be bloody awesome!) and Non-Fiction prose, basically the same as the short story, but restricted to events that have actually occured? (Kinda like a life biography)?

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    Non-fiction prose does not have to be a story, like a journalism article or a biography. I can be an explanation of who something works, a recounting of the history of fastening devices, or a comparison of Greek and Roman gods. As long as it's fact-based, and not a bunch of tables, charts, and bullet points, it's non-fiction prose.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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