I’ve written here before about the importance of writing in active voice. Simply, active voice makes your writing strong and more concise. This typically means writing in subject, verb, object format.
I loved this little quip, originally introduced to me by a former editor-in-chief.
If you can add “by zombies” to the end of a sentence, you are writing in passive voice.
Think about it.
She was eaten by zombies.
Zombies ate her.
You clearly can see the difference.
I encourage you to use zombies to make your writing more active. Read each sentence and make sure you’re not leaving room for zombies. I don’t think any of us want that!