There are times that I will roleplay. I enjoy the writing exercise. I have, however, noticed that some people tend to do this when writing their post/prose: John would walk into the bar and look around. John would look over at the woman and smile. I'm wondering if there's a word for this phenomena of putting 'would' here, and whether it is appropriate to do so? I know it's not past habit, since they're always writing in the present tense.