Hi I am writing a novel been doing it on and off for a while now. While writing this is solely just for me to enjoy, I still want to get it right. I am using a first person narrative for the main character in the present tense so she's describing what's happening. When I switch to the the past in some chapters I switch first person past tense. But I've also been switching to other characters perspectives which I then use Third person past tense. Is this a no go? Should all flashback chapters be in a present tense to stick with consistency? I want the other characters in a third person tense to distinguish them from my main character. I want my main character to be first person because I want to feel like you're experiencing the story in their boots so it makes her struggle through the whole story seem more personable while making the other characters a side point to her stories trajectory. Any help would be awesome.