Hello One And All,
So, today's post was triggered by what I read on the blog post for today on Bookends, L.L.C--Literary Agency. They were talking about what tense is best.
Of course, third person, past tense is the most popular. But what happens when an author wants to write first person present tense (a la, my story, Surreal). Now, when I was first going over it I wasn't sure it worked because of all the "I" in it (Regina, bless her, has taken a look at chapter 1 and has some comments for me, which I can only be grateful for a "fresh set of eyes" on it). However, in some parts of the book I'm wondering if it works.
Breaking out of the "norm" isn't always easy for an author (as a lot of you know). Some authors never set out to be trailblazers but ended up doing just that.
So, what about you? What tense do you think is best? Which one do you normally use? What do you think of the different tenses/POVs (Point of views)?
Have A Wisdom-filled Wednesday!