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Passive Voice v Active Voice

“Nothing drives me up a wall quicker than people writing in passive voice. How do you teach people to differentiate between passive and active voice and to avoid passive voice?” The first step is to help people understand the difference between active and passive voice. Most writers believe they should avoid the passive voice, but […]

Balance (By Jo A Wilkins)

What I mean by balance is that each and every piece you write must have a balanced portion of narrative, description, and dialogue. To understand each of these concepts individually is not enough. A successful author must understand how to weave these three essential portions of their story into every scene. It may help if […]

Do You Need An Editor

I’m constantly amazed at writers who come to our writers group or any group with a story they’ve written to have it critiqued. From the first it’s easy to tell whether they’ve really serious about having others opinions or they just there to have their egos stroked. They sit there stone faced, nodding while the members provided honest observations about problems […]