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Replacing The Passive

Because active voice is stronger than passive, writing instructors generally encourage authors to avoid the latter. By way of review,

Passive voice is a grammatical term identifying a particular subject/verb relationship—a specialized one that runs counter to the usual active voice.

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Novel Fridays: Opening the Drawer

Greetings, novelists! I hope you’ve had productive weeks.

As February comes to an end, we find ourselves three months out from the conclusion of NaNoWriMo. Now, it’s quite possible that you’re still working on your NaNo project–November 30 was simply a milestone for you and nothing more.  711 more words

Writing Utensils

Friday Fun -- Testing your story's opening

Friday Fun is a group post from the writers of the NHWN blog. Each week, we’ll pose and answer a different, get-to-know-us question. We hope you’ll join in by providing your answer in the comments. 566 more words

Writer's Toolbox

Should you Wait before Revising Your First Draft?

You’ve just finished a first draft.  What now?

When do you start revising?

I’m typically of the opinion that you need to gain some distance and objectivity before delving into revision.  461 more words


Second drafts are hard!!

I was so happy that I organized the plot finally!! But then…not pictured…..like 10k words’ worth of flashbacks that I love and need to put into the right places. 6 more words


Writers Revise. Or Revising: Take One. Or, maybe...

Revising can be daunting, but let’s be clear: Everything needs revisions. Everything. Even your grocery list could probably use a little editing. (Did you spell pomegranate correctly? 852 more words

Writing Habits