On Passive Voice

To write well is to clearly communicate your thoughts to someone else.  Unless you are writing poetry, in your diary, or some other creative type of writing - your goal should and probably is so that others read and understand it.  The passive voice confuses traditional object/subject classifications.  It can cause readers to become unsure... Continue Reading →


Sports analogies for screenwriters.

In the NBA (the sport I know most about) there's five players on the court at all time. They fall into archetypes (the five positions). Interestingly, lineups can be mixed, but over time, for whatever reason, the teams tend to regress back to the archetypal five. So it is in writing, where the archetypes and... Continue Reading →

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