Friday, March 26, 2010

Friday Round-Up - #92

Cec Murphey discusses, "There Are No Passive Verbs - Part 2 of 2," on his blog.

Note: I used the Shakespeare reference because of the famous, "To be or not to be," quote. Don't laugh. It's hard to find a graphic to illustrate passive verbs. LOL!

A Facebook friend alerted me to this site, dealing with social media. This article is written by Jesse Stanchak about using social media to promote your books.

31 comments:

Jean Fischer said...

Thanks for pointing me to the Jesse Stanchak article, Susan. Feb. 28 was my first Twitter anniversary, and next week is the first birthday for my blogs.

Have a great weekend!
Jean

Sharon Ball said...

Susan, thanks for sharing information and links to these articles. Passive verbs are tricky and I need Cec's insight.

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Jean -

Congratulations! I'm glad the Jesse Stanchak article was helpful.

Blessings,
Susan :)

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Sharon -

Cec Murphey's experience in the business is legendary. I visit his blog as often as possible.

Blessings,
Susan :)

patti said...

LOVE this but am a bit ticked at the bad press my friend the passive voice receives. Hey, at the right place, the right time, she SHINES!!!!

Have a great weekend, Susan!!
P

Carol J. Alexander said...

Thanks for the suggestions, Susan. Have a great weekend,
Carol

Maria I. Morgan said...

Thanks for the link to the Jesse Stanchak article. Have a beautiful weekend, Susan! God bless!

Jeanette Levellie said...

Oh, yes, I'm on my way to Cec's article. Passive verbs are my most nasty writing habit. Thanks, Susan.

Sunny Weekend,
Jen

Nancy said...

I like that Mr. Murpey isn't unhappy with verbs of being when they cause you to move on with the story. He makes a lot of sense.

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Patti -

How do you communicate past tense without the passive verb? Was and were cannot be totally banished!

Blessings,
Susan :)

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Carol -

You're welcome. Thanks for stopping by and commenting.

Blessings,
Susan :)

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Maria -

With so many people using social media, I thought it would be a timely article.

Blessings,
Susan :)

T. Anne said...

Great links plus I was drawn in by the purses you had up ;) Have a great weekend Susan!

kristen said...

Yes, thanks for the links. You find the most awesome articles and websites.
Thanks

Cheri said...

Great info for every writer! Thanks so much!

Love your blog, this is my first time here.

I'm glad we connected on Facebook.

Hugs,
Cheri Hardaway

Cheri said...

PS - I'm sending you an invitation to the fan page I created on Facebook for my book, Worth Every Tear.

Blessings,
Cheri

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Jen -

I'm glad one of the articles interests you.

Have a great weekend,
Susan :)

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi T. Anne -

Thanks for stopping by and commenting. I appreciate the feedback on the graphics.

Blessings,
Susan :)

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Nancy -

I think all of us can use more indepth teaching on passive verbs. Cec Murphey is an expert.

Blessings,
Susan :)

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Kristen -

You're welcome. I vist A LOT of blogs. :)

Blessings,
Susan

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Cheri -

Thanks so much for stopping by, commenting, and becoming a Follower!

I post here Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. Watch for some great author interviews and giveaways in the coming weeks.

Blessings,
Susan :)

Faith Imagined said...

Thanks for the link! The article was very useful! I will be visiting his blog often!

destrella said...

Thanks for the link. Have a great weekend!!! :O)

Jill Kemerer said...

Thanks for the links--both intrigued me!

Shannon O'Donnell said...

Thanks for the info, Susan! :-)

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Alisa -

You're welcome! I enjoyed your post today. :)

Blessings,
Susan

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Shannon -

You're welcome! Have a super weekend.

Blessings,
Susan :)

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Diane -

Always nice to see you.

Blessings,
Susan :)

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Jill -

I've got a confession: I didn't make my goal this week, but...only missed by one chapter.

Blessings,
Susan

Karen Lange said...

Will check this out, thanks!
Happy weekend,
Karen

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Karen -

You're welcome. Have a great weekend!

Blessings,
Susan :)

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