The advice is to write what you know. I wrote a novel about a twenty-something year-old woman in 1938 America struggling to become an animator in a man’s world. But do I know enough to write convincingly? I’m Australian. Born in 1967. And not an animator. But on the other hand, I’m a woman who’s … Continue reading Write what you know: the naked author →
I’m fond of the passive in action. A little convolution is better than none. A little twisty turn-y is my cup of tea and too much action gives me the yawns. But all advice points to the concise. The elimination of the poor old passive voice.
I’ve read quite a few Mills and Boons in my time. Oldish ones from op shops. Flimsy volumes from the sixties and seventies about innocent Nurses and Gruff Doctors ‘grazing’ the soft cheeks of their fair ladies. Wonderful covers of ladies gazing up at their handsome hero who’s probably a surgeon or a naughty pirate.
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