Can someone give me a lesson?
Since I'm not ready to write my new story. Oh wait, gotta explain that.
I have been thinking about what I want to express with this new story idea I have and I've come to conclusion. I'm not capable of writing it yet.
So, back to the works I've already written to see what I can do to fix them up, thus learning and hopefully getting to the point I can work on the new story.
The book I'm looking at write now is literally the second work I under took. I started it in 1995. Its based on a reoccurring waking dream that wouldn't leave me alone until I wrote it down (at 2:30 AM mind you).
The book is written in first person from many character's perspectives and its really hard to follow because I slip out of present tense into past tense by accident all the time.
Now I see it, but can't figure out how to fix it.
Tense is my biggest obstacle. Have I mentioned that before? I feel like a child admitting it, but damn its a pain.
So how do I write in first person present tense? Are there any guide lines? I haven't even gotten through the first chapter where I've hit a tense change that I can't seem to bring into present tense.
Thanks in advance.
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