Struggling with the sin of Passive Voice

Yup, that image describes me to a T right now. Well, not really because my hair is in a bun but you know what I mean.

I’m currently fighting against the sin of passive voice. Some instances escaped the last few edits and so here I am trying to eliminate them one by one.

Passive voice occurs in writing when the subject of the sentence is acted on by the verb. It’s the opposite of active voice where the subject of the sentence performs the action or the verb.

Active voice sentences are much more engaging and assist in keeping the reader focused on your story, rather than boring them to shut your book. Best practice in writing strongly encourages requires the use of active voice.

I can hear my AP English teacher saying “active voice” and yet, I managed to ignore such sage advice in a couple of places in The Pursual. So, here I am fixing this problem where I find it.

Wish me luck!

The Pursual goes live on April 10th at all major online book retailers. If you’d like a reminder, just click here.

PS: Check out this simple but nifty tool on recognizing and eliminating the sin of Passive Voice.

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