Prose = Fiction?

im currently taking an elective module called Book Publishing and im required to write a prose that is due in 3 weeks' time.

however im still not sure what exactly is a prose and how am i to differentiate it from a normal fiction story? can someone please enlighten me?

Hi voxypop,

"Prose" is simply normal language, like what we are using here. In your case, your class may want a short story, or something of that nature. People generally use "prose" to distinguish it from other forms of writing -- particularly poetry.


BTW, prose can refer to non-fiction, too. An essay is written in prose. You should ask your teacher what e's looking for, if you are in doubt.

Good luck!

Hey cpoirier,

Thanks for explaining! I think that made a whole lot easier to understand!

Awesome, I better get started on it before I start panicking.