This is not instruction, believe me, I am not worthy of teaching just yet.
However, this literary agent that I have a secret crush on, he's good at the teaching gig. Today he says, " A novel is not a place where things happen, a novel is a place where characters do things."
I have to think on that for awhile. (passive or active?)
Crap. (definitely active)
If I become obsessed, forgive me in advance (future active?)