Present Tense Poll

It’s come up with three different writers this week — the path of writing in present tense. And every time it comes up, someone says, “Well, Hunger Games is in present tense.” (personal pet peeve: using an extreme example to prove your point. Dude, that’s an extreme example.) As a reader, I feel pretty strongly about this. It sounds like most readers do, so, let’s find out!

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Feel free to share your thoughts in the comments too!



  1. It’s a bit situational. Sometimes it lends a sense of immediacy or urgency to the text, but if it doesn’t start out that way, I tend to find it kicks me out of the story.

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