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Re: "To be verbs" and "ing" words- PLEASE HELP

Postby jannertfol » Sun Feb 24, 2013 12:02 pm

I have always maintained that good writing is a lot like good driving. A good driver is somebody whose driving style you don't notice; you're too busy looking out the window and enjoying the scenery!

If your passengers pay more attention to your driving style than where you're going, you might want to listen to what they're telling you.

If "-ing" words distract readers from your story, you are probably using too many. Just cut back as much as you can. You can do this 'cutting' during the editing process, if you feel comfortable using the passive voice as you write your first draft.

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Re: "To be verbs" and "ing" words- PLEASE HELP

Postby DrG2 » Sun Feb 24, 2013 10:34 pm


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