Writing in the Present Tense

While working on my ebook novella, AVANTI,  I enrolled in a screenwriting class. That’s when I tried out Present Tense narration. Then a segment from my novella was enacted by a trio of actors standing right there in front of me. They were all excellent actors and nailed their parts, which totally blew me away. Just imagine — your characters standing there in real life speaking their lines. 

Now I’m writing everything in the Present Tense.

So give it a try. It could work for you, too.
Cheers and Happy Writing!
Adam James


Present Tense

Present Tense narration emphasizes
the immediacy of the situation and
the uncertainty of the future.


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