What is Passive Voice Misuse? (Examples and Fixes) – by Sarah Rexford…
on The Book Designer:
It’s unlikely the classics we grew up studying in school would sell well today. And it’s unlikely the books that hit bestseller lists would have sold a hundred years ago. Why? Because writing evolves and is an ever-changing process. What sold hundreds of years ago doesn’t connect with today’s readers.
In a fast-paced world of 45-minute television episodes and gripping Hollywood movies, writing has much to compete with.
Of course, there are still audiences who appreciate and enjoy a slower-paced read. But speaking generally, it’s important to grab your readers from page one and write in a way that will keep them turning pages until the last one.