Im writing my first novel in the first person, and i cant decide if it sounds better (and if its easier) in the present or the past. Please help!

  • This seems identical to this question which is currently active: writers.stackexchange.com/questions/30061/… – TheNovelFactory Sep 4 '17 at 13:11
  • @TheNovelFactory Normally, we'd close the newer question as a duplicate of the older one. In this case, however, this question has no answers, and the newer question has several upvoted answers, which makes it a better duplicate target. – user Sep 4 '17 at 17:29
  • I was thinking this one should be deleted, but don't feel experienced on the forum enough yet to do something like that - if I even have the ability to do it. Thanks for the guidance. – TheNovelFactory Sep 5 '17 at 7:47
  • @TheNovelFactory Duplicates aren't bad per se; they can act as signposts to help people find their way around the site. If one user was having trouble finding a duplicate of what they were asking, it's quite possible that others may have similar trouble. Thus, generally speaking, it's not a good idea to delete legitimate questions that happen to be closed as duplicates. – user Sep 7 '17 at 17:36
  • Okay - thanks. I'll stick to a hands off approach until I'm very familiar with how everything works. – TheNovelFactory Sep 11 '17 at 12:00

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