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Feb. 17th, 2011 06:00 pm
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Present tense vs. past tense. Is present tense annoying to read, or does it make the action going on in the story immediate, and therefore more impactful. Well, 'impactful' isn't a word, but you know what I mean?

Date: 2011-02-18 01:09 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] smoorman76.livejournal.com
My personal opinion, frankly, is that it depends on the type and length of the story. Present tense, the immediate *now*, works best in short pieces, it's very difficult to maintain the energy required over a multi-chaptered work. Plus, I find it harder to read.

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