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9/4/12 6:03 A

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I did NaNoWriMo for the first time last year too. I wrote (spilling it all onto the keyboard, lol) my 'story' in third-person, because I felt most comfortable with that omniscient PoV. As for tense... well, looking it over, it mostly seems to be simple-past.

Present Tense / Future Uncertain, lol...
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9/3/12 6:01 P

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I was pretty late last year in deciding to to NaNoWriMo for the first time. Of course I didn't finish it. I've spent the last several months researching things for my novel. Now I'm still struggling with point of view and tense. I know who my main character is, and so forth. I feel like maybe I SHOULD write it in first person but it's really hard. Also probably present tense is preferred, but again I don't have experience doing this. When I did my beginnings last year it was all third person so that I could tell everyone's stories. I hadn't figured out who was major and who was minor etc yet...

Not sure what my question is, but maybe if you've had this problem, how did you solve it? Did you just try to write from different tenses or different points of view until you found one that you really felt comfortable with? Or did you force yourself into something because you felt like the reader would like it best? or what?

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