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Be Active

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If you’ve been writing for very long, you’ve likely already heard this advice: use the active voice. But do you know why you should?

This episode:

  • defines active vs. passive voice
  • why you should use active voice more often than passive voice
  • when using passive voice may be preferable
  • and how to eradicate passive voice

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Don’t forget to join me for one or both of these upcoming events:

  • Should I self-publish or seek traditional publishing?” is a three-hour seminar I’m leading through Writing Workshops Dallas on Sunday, Feb. Feb. 18 from 3–6 p.m. It’s open to both Dallas-area writers and via live stream to anyone in the world.
  • Auntie M’s Greasless Guide to Self-Promotion” by Tex Thompson is our featured topic and speaker at our next Dallas Nonfiction Authors Association meeting on Wednesday, Feb. 21 at 7 p.m. at the Yeager Office Suites in Plano. It is only open to Dallas-area writers.