Recently Jodi Janz asked us whether or not it’s wrong to write in present tense rather than past tense. You can see our full answers in the comments on our Thank You Giveaway post, but part of our advice was to think through your reasons for wanting to write in present tense. If you’re not sure what tense and person will work best for your story, it’s a great idea to experiment. Switching things around is also a great way to fix a problem scene.
Today’s prompt is to take a scene that isn’t working in your current WIP and switch it around. If it’s in past tense, try writing it as present tense. If it’s in third person, try writing it in first person. Sometimes by trying something different, you’re able to see the problem and how to fix it.
Post a portion of your scene (before and after version) here or leave us a link to your website. We read every one.