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RWA Online Feb 2017 workshop: Write in Passive Voice and Be Passed Over by a Publisher presented by MM Pollard

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Write in Passive Voice and Be Passed Over by a Publisher presented by MM Pollard

Class begins: February 6, 2017

Length of Class: 4 weeks

Cost: $15 (free for RWA® Online Chapter members)

Registration opens January 23, 2017


Link to registration: http://rwaonlinechapter.org/campus.htm


Workshop description:


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. I will personally give you feedback on every lesson you post. Think of homework as an opportunity for a mini-edit by MM.



About MM Pollard


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


Deadline to register is February 6, 2017


FMI: http://www.rwaonlinechapter.org/campus.htm

Or email Patti Fischer at fisc40pa@aol.com

You do not need to be a RWA® member to take the class.


Note: RWA® Online conducts all workshops via a message board system located on this website.  However, access to the site is restricted by login and password to ensure that the workshop is only available to those that are authorized to attend.

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