I'm editing one of my WIPs and I'm thinking about something: what do you prefer when writing/reading a fic - present tense or active past tense? Does it matter? If so, when should a style be used? I tend to try to write in active past tense because present tense feels awkward to me, but I think this WIP may be better served if I change it to present tense. I could use feedback on this, gang. I'm within a couple chapters or so of finishing, so if I'm going to do a major edit, I need to do it now. Comments?
Oh, and if you have your own preference, why do you choose it? Is there a time when one tense works better over another? FYI, my WIP is in Sam's POV exclusively. Does that make a difference?
Question for my writer friends...
September 3rd, 13:25