Hey all, I'm almost done reading The Financial Lives of the Poets by Jess Walter (fabulous book by the way), and besides the sheer talent of the writer, the biggest thing that struck me was that it's completely written in the present tense (and first person). It gives a very fresh feel to it. So much so, I was thinking of changing the tense of the book I'm writing. I always thought this should be avoided, or maybe I'm thinking of of another rule. Any thoughts on writing in the present tense? Has anyone done this before? What are the pitfalls? I usually end up doing it by accident, then have to go back and correct it later on.