ESL writers—congratulations for learning English as a second language! This is a very hard language for non-native speakers to learn, so after all your hard work and progress—well done! But you’ve still probably noticed that even when you understand basic English grammar, most rules seem to have exceptions, so the language just keeps being difficult.[…]
Whether you’re a host or a guest, just be hospitable, and nobody will get hostile.
Make these small changes to your action sentences and be surprised how vivid they become!
Passive verbs can slow things down, so use active verbs whenever it’s possible and fits well into the story.
We’ll look at things that can slow down your story when you write fiction, and we’ll try to help you produce more lively writing.
If you absolutely must edit your own document, take steps to avoid pitfalls and produce acceptable work.