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Romance Writers Weekly: Tenses #lovewritechat

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This week’s question comes from Carrie Elks.

Q:  Writing can be in-tense. Do you have a preferred POV (First, second or third person) and do you like writing in past or present tense? How about when you choose a book to read – do the tense and POV come into that choice? Have you ever written or read a book that breaks all your rules, yet is so much better for it?

A:  Months ago I would have said first person past tense was my favorite way to write. Recently I’ve been switching it up and writing in first person present tense. I’ve tried writing in third person but it seemed so monotonous to me. After I switched to first, I felt like I was able to get a deeper perspective of my characters. When reading, it doesn’t really matter which POV. I love them all as long as it’s well written and keeps my attention.

One of the projects I’ve recently worked on caused me to write in first person present and I’ve learned quite a lot from it. It makes me happy to know that I’ve grown as an author. I have successfully written in both POV’s over the past year. Two years ago I’m not sure I could say that confidently.

So what point of view do you like reading in? I’m curious to know! Leave a comment below and let me know! 🙂

Thanks for stopping by this week! Make sure to hop on over to Carrie Elk’s blog and read her post and check back here next Tuesday for our new topic! 🙂

Comments (1)

  1. Brenda Margriet September 6, 2016 at 2:05 pm

    My first romance was written in first person – and then I revised it to third. I wouldn’t recommend doing that for every book, but it did give me a chance to really get to know my character in the draft stages.

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