How to talk about passive voice as a useful thing? An okay thing? An allowed thing? So many of us as writers have received the advice that we need to change the passive voice in our work to active voice. This is good and important advice. You should do that.
Reading too much passive voice is unpleasant and boring. But, contrary to what short, insightful, and thought provoking nuggets of wisdom like write in active voice would have you think, passive voice has a place in your prose. Albeit, a sparing one.
Certainly, you may already know about being verbs and adverbs. Maybe you've heard about this enough already. If you have, you can skip down to the advice.
But in case you haven't heard of being verbs, adverbs and action verbs, here's a quick breakdown.
Just had a weird, lightning strike moment, sitting here at the laundromat. I went in search of a specific writerly thing that may only exist on Tumblr. Though I didn't find what I sought, I wound up on an article called 12 Author Websites That Get It Right. As I scrolled, taking note of ideas … Continue reading Books Full-Circle
Anxiety in writing often derives not from a fear of writing itself. In truth, we writers fear audience judgement.
I want to address some arguments for NaNoWriMo and present other solutions to your writing woes.