Kim is Managing Editor for Sick Lit Magazine and an Assistant Editor for Firefly Magazine. She’s published in several online literary journals and print magazines, as well as featured in The 52 Men Podcast. The problem arises for many authors when they try to put that advice into practice.
Activate Your Voice: Avoid the Passive Prose These days, with so much competition, you might need more than a clever plot to attract readers.Active, energetic prose will bring your scenes and characters to life.This workshop will help you activate your voice and story with vivid and “in-the-moment” prose.With the guidance of Alicia Rasley, a veteran editor and writing teacher, you will learn to identify passive prose—both boring passages and grammatical passive voice (“The ball was hit”)—and revise in more action.Laurie teaches on a diverse range of topics covering subjects that caused the most rejections during her years as editor-in-chief at Black Velvet Seductions.
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And you’ll get the expert advice of Alicia on how to edit in the energy into your prose.
Here’s your chance to figure out what is dead and drowsy in your voice, and how to wake it up!
We’ll focus specifically on the signaled point of view shift since this is the point of view shift that confuses the most people and which is the most challenging to pull off.
We’ll also discuss head hops and what differentiates a head hop from a signaled point of view shift so that participants will never be confused about that again.
With examples and interactive exercises, you’ll learn to recognize when passive voice is useful, and when it should be replaced with more active sentence constructions.