Posted on 10/30/2019 at 04:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Among the many powerful stylistic choices an author can make is which tense to write in.

In Peter Selgin’s latest first-page critique, he looks at a book that’s written in present tense, versus past tense.

Learn a few ways in which the tense choice can empower your writing — and limit it — in Selgin’s post on Jane Friedman’s blog.

(PS: For more linguistic fun, check out Grammar Girl's post on why and how Australians use the present perfect tense.)

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