How do you feel about the present tense in the book?

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Personally, whenever I'm reading a book, the last thing on my mind is the tense. Although I prefer the present tense, I really don't mind the past tense so long as the author executes it well and I can go with the flow of the book.

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I prefer past tense, but I did not feel that the present tense hindered the book much.

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I've talked to many people who say they find present tense jarring and can't read it. For me, tense is rarely an issue. Once my brain settles into the tense of the story, I flow through, and this was no exception.
You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means.

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I didn't like it at first because it's not what I'm used to reading, but once i got into the story i didn't mind it.

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It was nice to read the book in present tense. Their could have been chances of grammatical errors but the author did well. I have read books in this tense and this book is just as good as them.
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The use of the present tense made the story appear fresh.

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zilizopita1998 wrote:
06 Apr 2018, 08:41
The use of the present tense made the story appear fresh.
Use of past tense do make stories
stale
. :D

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shraddharm wrote:
06 Apr 2018, 05:48
It was nice to read the book in present tense. Their could have been chances of grammatical errors but the author did well. I have read books in this tense and this book is just as good as them.
It is as if the use of the present tense added taste to the book.

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EricaWilson wrote:
05 Apr 2018, 18:36
I didn't like it at first because it's not what I'm used to reading, but once i got into the story i didn't mind it.
:D

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DesireeRose wrote:
03 Apr 2018, 15:12
I prefer past tense, but I did not feel that the present tense hindered the book much.
Present tense makes this book unique.

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desantismt_17 wrote:
04 Apr 2018, 16:47
I've talked to many people who say they find present tense jarring and can't read it. For me, tense is rarely an issue. Once my brain settles into the tense of the story, I flow through, and this was no exception.
Tense is just but an ingredient that an author use in cooking the story.

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EricaWilson wrote:
05 Apr 2018, 18:36
I didn't like it at first because it's not what I'm used to reading, but once i got into the story i didn't mind it.
:D

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I hardly ever notice the tense, unless I read passive voice, I'm not a fan and it really makes me notice everything from the grammar, to the adverbs and the tenses.

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When I first started reading books that were written in present tense I did find it a little disconcerting, however, once I got used to it, it started to feel like I was going through the story with the character and feeling their emotions alongside them.
The purpose of a storyteller is not to tell you how to think, but to give you questions to think upon

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zilizopita1998 wrote:
06 Apr 2018, 09:00
desantismt_17 wrote:
04 Apr 2018, 16:47
I've talked to many people who say they find present tense jarring and can't read it. For me, tense is rarely an issue. Once my brain settles into the tense of the story, I flow through, and this was no exception.
Tense is just but an ingredient that an author use in cooking the story.
Oh, I like that. Tense doesn't bother me. Whatever the author chooses to cook with is fine with me. :wink:
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