Writing Tip: Don’t be passive!

Posted by: Bridgett.

Being passive in life can lead to a huge set of problems. Others may walk all over you, important decisions may never be made, your preferences get ignored, and worse.

Passive sentence structure, too, comes at a cost.

Whether you are writing a novel, memoir, how-to article, college essay, or business letter, writing instructors recommend avoiding the use of passive voice in sentence structure.

What is passive voice, and how can we avoid it? Continue reading