Hello! Ran into this forum during an intense google search for writing communities. I feel like I should be asking questions while writing my first ever story, the learning experience is crucial for me as I'm hoping to become a full-time writer one day. My first question is about committing to a specific time tense, either past or present. Usage of present tense feels very smooth and helpful when it comes to combining events, things that occur at the same exact moment. Yet, I found that I use past tense a lot more. Can I use two different time tenses, separately, to serve different purposes in a novel?