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Posted: 18 Jul 2010 09:30 PM PDT
Even if the summer has kept you from finishing that book you are working on, you can still set a goal to help advance your story. This week pull out one of your works-in-progress and just check for these two things:
Passive or negative voice: Avoid is/was …ed sentence structure and stick to primarily to subject-verb-object patterns to convey action. Do a search for “ed ” to can catch these problems. Also search for “it was”, “it is”, “there is”, “there were”, and “there are” phrases throughout your manuscript. Search for use of the word “not” to help you rephrase negative construction into positive statements.