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When to Use Past Tense

Last week, I discussed when and why to use the present tense. This week, let’s take a look at the past tense. What are its strengths and weaknesses, and when should you consider using it? 989 more words

Writers

When to Use the Present Tense

Recently, while brainstorming a new novel idea, I’ve been thinking about whether to write in the present or past tense. This is a question I ask at the start of every novel, but the answer is more obvious in some cases than in others. 1,027 more words

Writers

Fiction and Verb Tense

Daily Prompt #35: Verb Tense

Take one of your six-word stories from last week and rewrite it the following ways:

*present tense

*past tense…

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Writers Notebook

NO VERB TENSE FLIP FLOPPING, PLEASE.

 

(Please print out this page to complete the assignment below.)

It is not wrong to write an essay in present tense; it is not wrong to write in past tense. 588 more words

Homework

Day 263: Random Post

Today is a bit of a random/rant post before I start working on my homework. I’m posting this from work since I focus better in the office instead of at home. 568 more words

Books/Classes

Remain In-Tense - Verbs 1

Because verb tenses are so very important for communication, I am going to divide a chapter from Really Stupid Writing Mistakes: How to Avoid Them… 1,262 more words

Verb Tense

To any and all writers out there, professional or hobbyist, what are your thoughts on verb tense?

I find I usually stick mostly to past tense –  119 more words

Art