https://www.nownovel.com/blog/writing-tenses-past-present-future/

Jan 26, 2017 ... How do you mix past, present and future tense without making the reader ... The majority of novels are written using simple past tense and the ...

https://depts.washington.edu/engl/askbetty/tenses.php

Verb tenses tell readers when events or actions occured in time—in the past, present, ... The following chart shows twelve forms of the verb "to write" that result from ... but each achieves a different rhetorical effect by using different verb forms.

https://www.novel-writing-help.com/past-tense.html

Not sure whether to write your novel in the past tense or the present tense? ... Using the second person imperative (or something equally offbeat) is a huge, huge ...

http://writing2.richmond.edu/writing/wweb/litpres.html

When you write an essay, an exam answer, or even a short story, you will want to keep the ... In this example, the verb "twisted" is the only verb that appears in the past tense. ... Back to 'Sentence Structure and Mechanics' or 'Using Sources'

https://thewritepractice.com/past-tense-vs-present-tense/

In fiction, there are only two viable tense options: past tense or present tense. ... If she saw the author using it in the first paragraph of a novel, she would often put ...

https://theeditorsblog.net/2012/01/31/narrative-tense-right-now-or-way-back-then/

Jan 31, 2012 ... Most stories are told using the simple past—was, walked, drank, hoped. Stories using the past tense are written the same way stories have ...

https://www.iup.edu/writingcenter/writing-resources/grammar/tense-shifting/

For example, I may be writing an essay about my experiences on a recent trip to ... I can write my paper in the past tense, which is the style most people are used  ...

https://booksbywomen.org/writing-advice-past-tense-present-tense/

Nov 8, 2013 ... Emma Darwin teaches creative writing and is currently working on her third novel . ... I'll nail my colours to the mast: I've always felt that past tense is how stories are ..... However, you've inspired me to try using present tense for ...

http://avajae.blogspot.com/2012/01/why-use-past-tense.html

Jan 16, 2012 ... Continuing from Friday's post on the pros and cons of using present ... Past tense is a great option and, for some writers, easier to write, but ...

https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/education/grammar/flashbacks-in-books

Apr 10, 2013 ... I'm writing a story in the past tense and I've reached a scene where my ... If you're already using the past perfect tense, it's difficult to use it to ...