Hello, So I am not here to start a debate, but I have a question. I am writing a Fantastical Horror (This is where both the reader and the MC does not know if the events in the story are uncanny or supernatural.) so I am trying to create 'doubt' in the narrative, and I have a question about tense. Should I write in present tense or past tense to better the elements of 'doubt' or 'uncertainty' I want to create? I can write in either tense with relative ease. Really there is no POV or Tense that bothers me in terms of reading or writing. Right now I am writing in present tense. I did not pick present tense cause I wanted to be part of some millennial movement in writing or any nonsense like that. I just picked a tense and ran with it with no thought towards it what so ever. After I had a few reviewers read my stuff, some of them were surprised that I wrote in first-person present-tense. (My theme is the reason I write First-person.) Later, I was told that past tense gives 'more options' in terms of writing, but these options have not been explained to me. I know time-traveling in your story is one of them, but I have no interest in showing events out of order, nor do I want to foreshadow events though my MC's internal dialogue/narration. (I have other characters that do plenty of foreshadowing.) Let me know your thoughts. Thank you.