What it does is that it makes everything overlong and makes it so that all urgency or immediacy is stripped from the story. All of these extra words cause the reader to become bored and also the pacing is killed by them the extra words. What I am saying is not that you should always avoid passive voice, but that you should say as much as you can in as few words as you can.
He clutched his neck, spurting blood. The half-hour struggle with his cellmate was over. He had finally reached the guard station after the intercoms failed. His cellmate, serving time for burning another prison, sliced his neck from ear to ear because of a rumor.
An old white foreign guy: While Lewandowski is guilty of many things, that rumor was not true. Lewandowski is not your ordinary prisoner by any stretch of the imagination. The group toured internationally, and Jan dreamed of a life in America.
His next stop was Niagara Falls where a compassionate hotel manager allowed him to work while he created a new life for himself. Instead he worked around the clock: Fluent in Polish, English, Russian and German, Lewandowski was not content to take a slow ride to regional popularity.
Traveling across the Canadian Pacific Chain Hotels, he was invited to a sleepy area of Pennsylvania to raise money for a cancer telethon. Lewandowski became fond of the polka music Sturr played.
The American polka was not the music he remembered from Poland but it was marketable, and he liked that. Soon he was branching out and developing his own orchestra.
While in Poland Lewandowski would buy souvenirs at Soviet era prices, just as factories were liquidating due to the thaw and expected fall of Communism.
Back in Hazleton he built a store where he sold the items at market value, turning incredible profits. He stockpiled the merchandise intenting to sell it over his lifetime. Dreams and reality seemed to mesh: Of course, if you ever want to make God laugh — just tell her about your plans.
Rhonda won the pageant — until a review revealed voter tampering. People began to lose trust in their Polka King. I needed her in the business. Lewandowski, determined to make things right, started touring to make up the losses. Unfortunately more losses followed.
On January 26, his tour bus wrecked en route to Florida for six shows. Two of his musicians were killed, he was injured and his son Daniel suffered critical injuries.
He cradled his son on the floor of the bus, holding his bloodied head, overwcome with guilt about taking him out of school to tour. Without a band to cover his promissory notes, he had to face the music.How to Realistically Start Writing Your Autobiography When It Seems Too Hard.
Not too long ago, I was having an email discussion back and . Other colours are a surprise! Also, I am not American, so I call “periods” full stops and I spell words the right way.
I’ve tried to avoid discussing things Americans and other people disagree on in this guide (and specifically mention it when it does come up), but one or two little things may have crept in, for which I apologise (with an “s”) in advance.
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