Here’s this week’s Author Aerobics challenge! Answers to the challenge will be posted on Friday. If you want to participate just post a link to your entry in the comments below and I’ll update this post with links to yours. Everyone’s welcome!
Have you ever tried writing in the present tense? It can lend a sense of immediacy and urgency to your writing, but if the tense is used improperly it can be strange and jarring to the reader. There are traps to watch out for such as how to handle discussing past events, or changes in perspective.
This week’s challenge: Write a scene of 1000 words or less, in the present tense. The theme this week is “desire”.
Those who have answered this challenge:
Three very different stories of desire. First we have a vision of earth from afar. Next, a fantasy from a villain’s point of view. Lastly, a bit of magic realism, or not – you decide.