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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!
Present Tense narration emphasizes
the immediacy of the situation and
the uncertainty of the future.
The Benefits of Writing in Present Tense
By Tom Farr
Everything Is Happening Now — Present Tense In Fiction
By Jean McNeil
The Four Present Tenses and Their Ten Uses
David Recine — Magoosh Blog
How to Choose Your Novel’s Point-Of-View & Tense
By Kristen Kieffer
How to Write a Novel in the Present Tense
In Defense of the Present Tense
By Alexander Chee
The Pros and Cons of Writing Your Novel in Past vs. Present Tense
By Ellen Brock — Professional Freelance Novel Editor
Writing in the Present Tense: The Good and the Bad
By Writers Online