Write in Passive Voice and Be Passed Over by a Publisher

You’ve written the book. You’ve decided to jump into the pond and self-publish. But you have no idea what to do next, how to send your baby off into the world alone. Relax. That’s what we're here to share with you. Four weeks of lessons that will set you up to take the next steps. 

 Presented by MM Pollard 
February 6 - March 3, 2017 
Fee:  Non-chapter members $15 
Free for RWAOL chapter members! 
Registration opens January 23, 2017

About this Class

In Write in Passive Voice and Be Passed Over by a Publisher, you will receive the equivalent of a master’s degree in passive voice, one of the writing errors that spell rejection by agents, editors, and publishers. We will cover what active voice and passive voice mean, how to form the passive voice, including a verb lesson, and how to form the active from the passive. We will cover the reasons not to use passive voice verbs and the few instances where passive voice is the best choice. By the end of this workshop, you will have everything you need to identify and correct passive voice writing in your writing. Homework: Each lesson will have homework. The instructor will personally give you feedback on every lesson you post. Think of homework as an opportunity for a mini-edit by MM! [endif]-- [if gte mso 10]> /* Style Definitions */ table.MsoNormalTable {mso-style-name:"Table Normal"; mso-tstyle-rowband-size:0; mso-tstyle-colband-size:0; mso-style-noshow:yes; mso-style-priority:99; mso-style-parent:""; mso-padding-alt:0in 5.4pt 0in 5.4pt; mso-para-margin:0in; mso-para-margin-bottom:.0001pt; mso-pagination:widow-orphan; font-size:11.0pt; font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif; mso-ascii-font-family:Calibri; mso-ascii-theme-font:minor-latin; mso-hansi-font-family:Calibri; mso-hansi-theme-font:minor-latin; mso-bidi-font-family:"Times New Roman"; mso-bidi-theme-font:minor-bidi;} <![endif] Homework: Each lesson will have homework. I will personally give you feedback on every lesson you post. Think of homework as an opportunity for a mini-edit by MM.  

about the instructor

MM Pollard puts her teaching skills as English teacher extraordinaire and her experience as editor with Black Velvet Seductions to good use in presenting workshops for writers. She has helped many writers improve their language and writing skills through her fun workshops sponsored by Writer University, many RWA chapters, and in her virtual classroom. MM is sure she can help you, too, master the fundamentals of English. MM presented her first face-to-face workshop during the Florida Romance Writers’ Conference Cruise in February, 2015, and lived! She would love to present at more conferences in the future as well as continue her online workshops. MM Pollard, the MM in Workshops with MM, editor, Black Velvet Seductions MM’s Fundamentals of English

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Register for this class

Registration ends February 6, 2017
RWA Online chapter members do not need to register.

terms and conditions

Payment must be received not later than 2 days prior to the workshop start date to be guaranteed admittance to the workshop. RWA® Online will work with you in good faith if circumstances prevent your payment from being received in time for the workshop start date, but we are not obligated to grant access to the workshop if payment is not received. RWA® Online is not responsible for technical or personal issues that may prevent your attendance from the workshop. Our workshops have been successfully used by computers operating both Windows and Mac OS and no user who has properly followed all instructions for accessing the website where the workshop is held has ever been unable to participate. When you submit a registration for a workshop, you agree that RWA® Online is not obligated to refund your workshop fee if the money is received too late for the workshop or if you am unable to attend the workshop due to personal or computer-related issues.