I have been over at the forum following a few threads. One in particular has been rather enjoyable. There have been several snips of people's ms's that have been poetic and lyrical when read. For me, I tend to shy away from this style of writing because it is an art form that eludes me. However, maybe I can sneak up on it from behind.
What I wonder is, how does one write beautiful prose without heading into that purple area that nauseates readers? Any thoughts?