Tag Archives: Passive voice

Working With Editors: Eliminate Forms of “To Be” & “Had”

I’m currently working on the corrections my horror/thriller short story, “Blue Lights,” which will appear in an anthology edited by John Hartness. I figured I would write a few posts about some of the things I’m working on during the editing … Continue reading

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Writing & Editing: Find and Eliminate Useless Verbs

Nothing can let the air out of a great sentence like a boring, flat verb. Unfortunately, we writers tend to love boring verbs–especially the “being” verbs, and our sentences suffer for it. The best way to fix a flat sentence? … Continue reading

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