So what about in a first person narrated novel, when the character is thinking to themselves...
I think the main time passive voice is your enemy is when it occurs during scenes that are going on right now
and deserve the focus, especially action scenes.
'She was struck in the chest by the bullet ...' (News broadcaster, not placing the blame ("She" as the object))vs
'The bullet struck her chest ...' (Riveting author, placing blame on the bullet (Bullet as object))To be perfectly honest
, I really just wanted to hijack this thread and say Careyrox, I love both quotes you display, John Locke's and Henry Rollins'!!