Wednesday Writing Tip

Avoid the use of passive verbs. They slow the story, decrease tension and they do not create definitive actions, words or responses. Ex. He became angry. Okay, you told the reader he is angry. Became is passive. Let’s show the reader instead. Much more immediate, intense and definitive. Ex. Anger …

Monday on the Farm

Fuel up the tractors and golf carts. Time to get back to clearing the undergrowth of the pines. With eight acres in this stand of trees, that’s a lot of work. So far we have finished an acre and hauled off the debris. The manual activity gives me plenty of …