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Vishnue Morris
Writer Tips: Tense

Writer Tips: Tense

YOU'RE MAKING ME "TENSE"! I have edited hundreds of stories through the years, and one of the biggest issues I continue to run across is the tense of the story. It seems like some writers get lost in their own stories, and they write in the past, present, and the future, at the same time. This confuses the reader, and in some cases, ruins the story. The long-term problem with this is that the writer may not get another chance to prove him/herself to readers, and they may ultimately lose potential loyal fans. In other words, tense is important to...

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