Tag Archives: tense

Evolving as a writer

A while ago, I made a post about how I wrote in third person limited, because I couldn’t write in first person effectively.  I think I also at some point expressed a dislike for present tense stories.  But it just occurred … Continue reading

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Show and Tell Revisited

Before I disappear the book into a box in my storage unit (oh, the joys of living without a permanent base), I thought I better share perhaps the best discussion of show vs. tell that I’ve run across so far.  … Continue reading

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Writing Terminology (POV and Tense)

The nice thing about writing is that you can sit down and start telling a story without needing to know a lot of the writing lingo.  As long as you do it well no one will care much if you … Continue reading

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Viewpoint or tense issues? Don’t sweat it.

I’m currently reading a “best-seller” that I’d heard a lot about last year.  I downloaded it at some point and have finally gotten around to reading it.  And the lesson I’m learning from this book is that you can engage … Continue reading

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