Writing Fiction: Active and Passive Voice

Active Voice:

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What is Active Voice, and why is it a good thing?

Active voice refers to a style of writing that when read, makes it easier for readers to feel as if they are there with characters in the moment.

Richie gave the panting dog a bowl of ice cold water (active)

The panting dog was given ice cold water. (passive)

Passive Voice:

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Always strive to reduce passive voice in your story.

Study active vs passive voice. Passive voice must be between 5% and 8%.   https://blog.shaxpir.com/thoughts-on-passive-voice-705fa4dbd291

These are all examples of auxiliary verbs, which create a passive voice. These describe state of being instead of the act of doing

The ball is hit through the window (passive).

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