6 days until class. Consider shifting life to the present tense.

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.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s