A Bucket Of Love: Your First Ten Verbs (April 2006)
"Why?" you ask in that typically sniveling and mewling nasal tone of yours which sets all right-thinking people's nerves well on edge.
"SHUT UP," I explain.
And then I continue with another ref to that long ago post:
The exercise is intended to help you more clearly notice when your writing is passive and lackluster. In most cases (there are always exceptions) it's usually best to start strong and maintain momentum. If you look up and realize that you have a lot of "is" and "waits" and "sits" and "lays" as opening verbs, you might wanna give your opening a kick in the pants. Maybe.
So here's mine:
Your turn, gravy-suckers.
bored and hostile B