Monday, February 28, 2011

Essentials of writing - Active voice versus passive voice

In your endeavors to have your novel published, you must take a good look at your writing voice. The use of an active voice as apposed to passive voice in your writing will greatly improve your chances.  Let me explain the difference between the two. When you use an active voice in a sentence, the subject is doing the action. We'll use the following sentence as an example, "Jack loves Jill." In this sentence Jack is the subject, love is the action he is doing, and Jill is the object. If this sentence were passive it would read as follows, "Jill is loved by Jack." Hopefully you can see the difference between these two sentences.

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Contest and other news

Hanna Moskowitz and Suzanne Young are hosting an awesome contest. Please check it out.

Also Kiersten White has a cool Supernaturally contest you should check out.

If you haven't heard Borders has filed chapter 11. If you don't know what chapter 11 is exactly, you want to know how that will affect you as an author, how will publishers react to this, or how will e-books factor into all this Pimp My Novel has some answers for you.

Monday, February 14, 2011

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Polishing your novel

Gary Corby has a unique and systematic way of editing his novels after he's written them. This could be what you need to make your writing flow. Please check it out right here.

Sweet memories of love

This scene is rated R for adult themes, nudity, and sexual situations. But adults, please check out this scene which lacks a lover.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Query Contest

For those of you interested in a query critique, don't wait a minute longer and click here for an ongoing contest at P J Hoover.

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Sweet memories of love

In continuation of this series, please check out my new post. If you are new to my blog you can check out the first in the "Sweet memories of love" series from last weekend. Don't forget to critique what you like or dislike about the writing, also critique grammar. And now on with the show:

Thursday, February 3, 2011


writtenwyrdd is hosting a contest. The winner will receive a free book for writing a short story from one sentence to 200 words. Please check it out here.