December 5th, 2011

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Answer: Should You Ever Use the Present Tense to Describe Someone Who Is Dead?

sosaith asks, "When someone is dead or something doesn't exist anymore, should you ever use the present tense to describe them?"

The answer is "it depends." Let's get down to the particulars with the cast of Rosemary Sutcliff's YA historical novel The Eagle of the Ninth - or, if you prefer, the cast of "The Eagle" (2011). Collapse )

Editing

Oops! Our Bad

Tis the season for many things, including (apparently) calendrical errors. The previous post made regarding Narrative Writing Tips was posted far too early and needs to go back to Santa’s workshop for some tinkering. In the meantime, you can read up on whether or not to use present tense to describe someone who is deceased.

Though if you’re eager for some narration tips, check out: