How zombies help you avoid passive voice
Updated: Aug 18, 2019
This blog (and podcast) hit on a very good trick.
Add "by zombies" after your verb.
Wait, did I just do that? Yes, I did. But it doesn't make sense if I remove the quotes. If it does make sense, chances are the sentence is passive.
Are zombies passive? Any ways. I'm going to try it out.
He was chased... *by zombies. Zombies chased him.
The cat sat... *by zombies <<hey that works, but it isn't passive. The cat licked it's leg as the zombies watched, Their empty guts churned in hunger. One of the dead throng coughed up a hairball. The cat meowed in solidarity, but it rang hollow against sunken eye sockets.
Ah well. Play time is over. Back to writing the books. Have fun with this one. : )