So, just wanted to put it out there…finally admit…accept the fact that…
I HAVE A HUGE PROBLEM WITH PRESENT TENSE NARRATION IN BOOKS!!!!!
I guess I’ve been told to live in the moment, and that’s a great motto. But reading in the moment is an entirely different beast. It seems counterintuitive that present tense makes me feel so much less connected to the characters and story, but there it is.
I wonder. I seek. I turn each page trying to understand…
Why doesn’t that work for me the way: I wondered. I sought. I turned each page trying to understand?
Ansolutely. No. clue.
Now, don’t get me wrong…some amazing writers write amazing books in present tense. They’re just not for me. Then there are books like the Fever series, which I loved! The only issue was that occasionally my lovely, comfy past tense place in the world would suddenly sift all fae-like to present tense? -all Willy-nilly. The nerve!
Anyone else with tense issues?
And on that note: The past, the present, and the future walked into a bar. It was tense.
Sorry! 😂😂😂 Couldn’t help myself.
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I totally agree with you, Tracy! I find the present tense jarring.