Active voice, passive voice, and stative sentences
One of the easiest ways to check and improve your writing in the editing phase is to target passive and stative sentences and convert them to active sentences where possible. Active voice moves the story along and allows for "showing", while passive voice forces a "telling" style.
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Showing and telling
Exposition in fiction
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Choosing a title for your book
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Description - Setting the scene
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