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Past Perfect & Past Tense by Luca Traversa, Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike License

Sometimes when I am revising my writing I find I have jumbled up the tenses and need to pay attention to that as I edit. 230 more words

Writing Mechanics

Pros and Cons of Writing Your Novel in Past Vs. Present Tense

Should you write your novel in past or present tense? If you don’t have a default, “go to” tense that you write in, this is one of the first decisions a writer has to make when starting a new novel. 902 more words


Robert W. Oliver reblogged this on The Knowledge Taco and commented:

Here's a great article on the pros and cons of writing in the past and present tenses. Although author Ellen Brock focuses on novel writing, her advice is equally applicable to short stories and essays. Please read it as a follow up to yesterday's discussion of verb tense. - Mr. O

Writing 101 - Tenses

Hoo-wee! What a week we’ve had here at SarMus HQ (formally SarMus Towers, but we all know what happened there): Amanda has given us the… 708 more words

Writing Advice

Whom is Stupid

English is changing. Constantly morphing. Whether you want it to or not.

I was telling my college composition class today that I firmly believe that the word “whom” will be completely gone from standard American English within 50 years. 460 more words


Tense Travel

My wife called me in to her office last night to make me watch this segment of The Big Bang Theory, in which Sheldon, Leonard, Raj, and Howard are watching Back to the Future, Part ii. 1,384 more words


The Time Traveller's Verbs, Part 3: To Save Our Future

In Part 2 of The Time Traveller’s Verbs, the Captain and Sergeant Joe explained past tense verbs to Kevin, Mia, and little Zifnat, with some help from Isaac Newton and Leonardo da Vinci. 1,358 more words


The Time Traveller's Verbs, Part 2: How We Changed the Past

In Part 1 of The Time Traveller’s Verbs, we met time travellers Captain and Sergeant Joe around a summer campfire. They explained present tense verbs to Kevin, Mia, and little Charlie, and then left abruptly on a new mission to the past. 1,622 more words