I am finding that MSWord is freaking out my overuse of passive voice. Really how bad is it? Will it stop a book from being published? I understand the concept but sometimes the sentence when corrected to the satisfaction of MSWord is on paper I don't like the formality. I like how the passive voice sounds on my ears. It's more alive and real the way people talk.
Am I "overly passive" about a really frothy faux pas? If avoiding passive voice is the industry standard then I will convert but before turning my manuscript into a medical journal I would love to hear some other opinion.