Be Proactive: Eliminating Passive Voice

INSTRUCTOR: April Moore
July 8, 2018 ~ 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Cost: $20/member; $30/nonmember
Location: The Purple Cup (located inside Gryphon Games & Comics)

No one likes being passive, right? The same should go for your writing. While some passive writing is unavoidable (even necessary) most of the time, it’s a clear sign of an amateur writer. Active voice describes a sentence where the subject performs the action stated by the verb. In passive voice sentences, the subject is acted upon by the verb. Passive voice tends to be wordier and over employs –ing words and was and were. Not clear? No worries. Through lecture and examples, participants will understand, identify, and eliminate passive voice with a stroke of the keyboard . . . or pencil. This a great class for both fiction and nonfiction writers. 

AprilMooreNovelloApril Moore is Director of Northern Colorado Writers, the author of two books, and a freelance editor. Her first book, Folsom's 93, is a historical nonfiction about the lives and crimes of Folsom Prison's executed men and her second, is Bobbing for Watermelons, a novel. She has written for publications and her short stories have appeared in anthologies.

Event Properties

Event date 07-08-2018 10:00 am
Event End Date 07-08-2018 11:30 am
Capacity 15
Individual Price $30.00
Location
The Purple Cup Cafe
1119 W Drake Rd, Fort Collins, CO 80526, USA
The Purple Cup Cafe
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