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    what to do ??

    Discussion in 'General Writing' started by tashaa-jayy, Jul 16, 2010.

    In my story i dont know if i want t say it has happened in the past or if its happening now, and i dont know if i should do it as im explain or from a different point of veiw??
     
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    As a writer, these are things that you are just going to have to decide for yourself. If you're unsure of the way you want to tell your story, I would suggest trying it a couple of different ways and then deciding on what feels best.
     
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    sounds like good advice to me!
     
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    Yah. I agree with what was said. IT does not do you any good to sit and think about it. Give it a try one way and see how you like it. Then try it another way. Trail and error. It will work out.
     
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    One more vote for the side of don't over-think it.
     
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    and you should also check out how successful authors deal with such things, to give you ideas on how to do it with your book...
     
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    short answer to short problem:
    do both, choose best.
     
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    Interesting that the responses to the question phrased this way are much more thoughtful than if the question had been "should I write in past or present tense?"...
     
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    Thanks Heaps,
    your advice was really helpful.
     
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    It would be more helpful if you added some information on what your story was about. But anyways, your story can have a very different feel to it if it is written in the past rather than currently. I find that if you write it as if you were explaining something, it can sound rather comedic. For me, it is easier to write simply with the main character as a narrarator, but it is your decision.
    Best of luck to you.
     

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