The Basics: Grammar & Syntax
Present Tense to Past Tense?
Hi Dy--I couldn't figure out how I had missed this post last spring but then I realized you posted it about 5 days before I got married, so I guess I was a little distracted!
Anyway, what you said resonated with me because I wrote a trilogy of books in the present tense, and the ENTIRE TIME, through several drafts of each book, I made mistakes with the tense. It was kind of weird--like a subconsciously did not want to write in the present. Anyway, the way I dealt with it was by keeping that in the back of my mind when I was editing, and then having others looks it over for me to point out things I missed. I never figured out a good way to train myself to avoid making the mistake in the first place.
Have you figured out any tricks about this since then?
--edited by Richard Maitland on 9/4/2015, 10:44 AM--