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Friday, July 22, 2011

When Passive is Bad, It's Very, Very Bad...When Passive is Good...it Works!

This is a tip from my Sharing with Writers newsletter. It always includes tips on book promotion but it also includes lots of good stuff on editing, too. Be sure not to miss another single issue: Send an e-mail with SUBSCRIBE in the subject line to HoJoNews@aol.com, and I'll do it for you!

If passive construction is difficult for you to overcome, you must see this guest post from Aggie Villanueva on my other blog for writers. http://sharingwithwriters.blogspot.com/2011/06/passive-writing-plagues-us-all.html

Also note that there is a section in The Frugal Editor that shows you when passive construction can be used to your benefit.  We wouldn't have it, if it didn't serve a purpose!


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Carolyn Howard-Johnson edits, consults. and speaks on issues of publishing. Find her The Frugal Editor: Put Your Best Book Forward to Avoid Humiliation and Ensure Success (How To Do It Frugally series of book for writers). Learn more about her other authors' aids at www.howtodoitfrugally.com/writers_books.htm , where writers will find lists and other helps including Great Little Last-Minute Editing Tips on the Resources for Writers page. She blogs on all things publishing (not just editing!) at her Sharing with Writers blog. She tweets writers' resources at www.twitter.com/frugalbookpromo . Please tweet this post to your followers. We all need a little help with editing. (-:

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