Last semester I was in love with the present tense.
As I refine my course outline for this fall and review my notes to past students I am struck by how often I wrote “Consider switching to the present tense for more immediacy.” It was my mantra along with “watch your adverbs. Consider a stronger verb” and other such comments. Perhaps I can invest in a rubber stamp? Or, there is always the below Cracked.com fiction writing assistant.