Sunday 17 November

This week we are writing stories in the present tense. Here are some useful links:

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

https://marksarvas.blogs.com/elegvar/2007/11/present-tense-s.html

https://www.writers-online.co.uk/how-to-write/creative-writing/writing-in-the-present-tense-the-good-and-the-bad/

https://www.theguardian.com/books/2015/nov/21/rise-of-the-present-tense-in-fiction-hilary-mantel

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

Some famous books were written in present tense: Bleak House (mostly), Clarissa, All Quiet on the Western Front, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, Room, Bright Lights Big City, Wolf Hall, Rabbit Run, The Girl on the Train, The Handmaid’s Tale, The Hunger Games,  If Nobody Speaks of Remarkable Things, Damon Runyon’s stories, All the Light We Cannot See, Fifty Shades of Grey and many more. 


Here are three prompts: 
As soon as I see them, I know I have to have them. 
There is a pile of clothing on the side of the street. 
She is wearing a mask to disguise her identity. 

I hope you enjoy the exercise.

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