Amateur in so many things that I’m start thinking I’m a pro at it
Orwell’s advice was not always right. But it is worth turning a passive-voice sentence into an active one to see if it is better. And understanding what the active and passive voices are is a good start.
“You pile up enough tomorrows, and you’ll find you are left with nothing but a lot of empty yesterdays.” — Meredith Willson
Without an idea, you don’t have a story; you just have words on a page.