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  1. #1
    Brandon Cleveland
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    I've decided to use present tense rather than past

    Any opinions on that?



  2. #2
    Sail Away
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    Re: I've decided to use present tense rather than past

    Purely my opinion - I don't like present tense. I'll read it, but I don't like it.

    -SA

  3. #3
    Sheila Dreckman
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    Re: I've decided to use present tense rather than past

    Normally, I don't like the present tense, but I writing one that is working very well as it has past tense also, as the characters recall the past. I just finished "The Attack" written in present tense. It was great, but writing in the present must be done well and for a reason. When I changed my currant novel to past tense, it lost something, so I turned it back.

  4. #4
    Finnley Wren
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    Re: I've decided to use present tense rather than past

    I'd try and master one tense before attempting another, Brandon. How's that hard-copy edit coming?

  5. #5
    Beautiful Loser
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    Re: I've decided to use present tense rather than past

    Brandon,

    Accept good advice when you can. Most of the above posters are head-on with the tense opinions. I'm having some trouble with the same and have found most here very helpful in that regard.

    Back to my rewrites.

  6. #6
    Brandon Cleveland
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    Re: I've decided to use present tense rather than past

    my red pen is already running low, and I'm barely through the first chapter. but in all honesty, its going well.

    the feel of it as present feels asif it makes the character easier to relate to. but I can see why this thing was nowhere close to done. maybe 2/3 of the way, but I'm a ways off.

  7. #7
    Ce Ce
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    Re: I've decided to use present tense rather than past

    I don't like present tense as a reader.

    Never use it as a writer.

    Personal preference or just my natural style. *shrug*

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