Sun City Anthem Authors

I have been remiss because I have not written about my writing group.  (Sun City Anthem Authors) I joined this group last year and they have been invaluable for me with comments and constructive criticism.  We meet every Tuesday so today was our meeting.  I don’t always go.  Last week I was so involved in my writing I forgot to go.  Ha…Good Excuse.

Today I read from the new book I am working on (The Last Thousand Miles)and received some great comments.  I tend to forget sometimes and write in a passive voice using verbs like “was” and “were”.  Well, that doesn’t do much for action and suspense.

A quick correct for that is to use “find and replace” in Word and look for those type of words.  When you find them, just revise your sentence to an active verb.  A good example of this would be:

The girl was followed by the man in black.

Solution:

The man in black followed the girl.

Simple right?  Yes, but if you are like me and tend to make this mistake, be sure to look for it and you will find your writing much more interesting after you make your changes.

Lastly, on this Veterans Day I salute all the veterans and their families for their dedication to our land.

 

About Sharron

Author, blogger and professional seeker of new adventures. After spending many years in the healthcare field, I am now devoting my energies to writing. I have finished my first book, "Waiting on the Outside" and it will be published shortly. Writing is not an easy task, but if you feel the absolute necessity to write, then you are a writer! I am writing my second book, "The Last Thousand Miles" and I hope to have it out by the end of the year. A little ambitious I think, but if you don't aim for the sky you won't land there.
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