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May
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answered The backstory's overwhelming the actual story
May
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answered Should word choice be varied or consistent?
May
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comment Are there words that are “stronger” than others? If so, why?
There is nothing passive about any of Alexandro's examples. And some of the examples of "passive voice" in your blog post are active voice.
May
14
answered Are there words that are “stronger” than others? If so, why?
May
8
answered Is there an objective way to determine that writing is “stilted and cluttered”?
May
7
answered What defines a “scene”?
May
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awarded  Good Answer
Apr
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awarded  Nice Answer
Apr
26
answered Ethics of incorporating a supplier's technical documentation into one's own documentation?
Apr
18
answered Is it OK for a first person narrator to directly state the other character's emotions?
Apr
11
comment How political can an author's note be, would the following fly?
Yes, but only as an author's note in a novel. If it appeared instead in a context in which readers are looking for political opinions, it would fit right in. An impassioned political essay.
Apr
10
answered How political can an author's note be, would the following fly?
Apr
8
answered The extent of obscure references
Apr
7
comment A grand scheme or destiny in literature
Fate. Prophesy. Destiny. Often there's a "battle between good and evil."
Apr
6
answered Any helpful tips on how to, better use description in my writing?
Mar
31
answered Why are the paragraphs of an document often indented and not vertically separated?
Mar
30
revised Gracefully state novelty of a thesis in the introduction
added 262 characters in body
Mar
30
answered Gracefully state novelty of a thesis in the introduction
Mar
26
comment Clear steps for developing a powerful inner conflict
Sounds like an awesome, juicy dilemma. For one thing, the stakes are very high. And (I'm guessing here) the character is profoundly attached to each horn. Very powerful. Can you say what makes it seem weak to you?
Mar
25
answered How to decide the position of short phrases?