brothercyst: Strangelets moment

Monday, May 05, 2008

Strangelets moment

A moment from Strangelets. This is from a "comedy of manners" section, not a "terrorist rampage" section. The protagonist, Brian, is desperate to win back his ex-girlfriend but generally perplexed by human interaction, especially with women.


Eric Shonkwiler said...

You seem to like writing in the present tense. Is it necessity for you, or comfort?

Nick said...

I like the way it reads and I have this elementary logistical/logical problem with the past tense, which is that the narrator already knows what's going to happen! Obviously that's a good and useful thing in many narratives, but every time I've started writing a novel in past tense (with the exception of one unpublished one) I went back and changed it to present.