Hey SheWriters!I'm self-publishing my first book in the coming weeks (ahh!) called Sprite (Annabelle's Story Part One). It's something I'm obviously very excited about.If there's any interested…Continue
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Thanks so much for your thoughts. One of the reasons why I want to write in present tense is because I find it a challenge and it's something unfamiliar to me as a present-tense newbie.
This draft is definitely rough -- I haven't…"
"There is a trend to write in the present tense at the moment, and it does make the story more immediate in one way, as if it's happening right now. However the present tense is very tricky to write in and takes great discipline to keep all the…"
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Also, it appears that the html of the chapter & poll are not showing up in all browsers in the provided link. I'm not sure what's going on. It works on all my computers and even my phone. Sorry for those…"
"I think present tense is better, because it sounds more immediate. Plus, it helps you avoid using past-perfect, which always sounds awkward. (In other words, if you write in past tense, when you want to go further back in the past, everything is all…"
"Okay, I looked a little over the chapter. In regards to tense, you basically have to ask yourself what the point of telling is (i.e. is the narrator writing this down ten years later or is it happening now). Present tense creates more suspense. If…"
"What a neat concept! Wish I wasn't at work so I could take a look at your WIP, sounds facinating. I always lean towards past tense. For some reason I personally just don't like writing in first person. I don't…"
I'm working on a new WIP (yeah!) and I'm turning to you for help. My dilemma stems because I'm unsure if I'd like to use present or past tense. Do you have a preference? Something you typically use? Do you find it works better in some genres vs others? There have been some very popular series written in present tense. For example, Hunger Games. Need I say more? But past tense is widely accepted as the "norm." And I've heard that some find present tense distracting. So what do you think? I've…See More