Write A Story In The Present Tense
- The present tense grants an immediacy not there in the past tense.
- This is great for thrillers, because we can’t be sure that the authorial voice (or first person narrator) will survive until the end.
- You can jump around in time, but each segment must be in the present tense. You can indicate a shift in time by having your characters talk ‘to camera’ or by noting that the sun is now setting or that the morning dew has burned off the grass at last…