Books tagged: active verbs

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Writing Clear Prose
By George Perkins
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 28,590. Language: English. Published: April 28, 2010. Category: Nonfiction
A handbook for writers. Intended for self-help and classroom use, it contains chapters on the paragraph, the sentence, diction, the writing as a whole, and style, with exercises at the end of each chapter. Intended primarily to clarify the writing of essays, memoirs, and other forms of non-fiction, it also provides suggestions for improving fictional style.
How to Swat the Killer Be's Out of Your Writing
By Nancy Owens Barnes
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 9,400. Language: English. Published: August 3, 2010. Category: Nonfiction
Great story, great plot, great characters, but…! Reliance on the "to be" verbs—the Killer Be's—results in passive writing. How to Swat the Killer Be's Out of Your Writing is a handy booklet designed to assist serious writers in turning their passive voice into active voice and allowing their writing to reach a new level.