Story Telling – past and present

8 02 2010

One of the things that I like about blogging a work is that it allows a certain amount of detachment from what you’ve done. And although this is the sixth or seventh rewrite I see places where I would like to make changes. Mostly small technical ones. There is one difficulty/challenge in all of this and that is writing in the present tense. It feels uncomfortable. Perhaps because story telling by its very nature is about some past event. Writing in the present tense is like observing incidents as they happen and reporting them. Story telling (in the past tense) is like being a sleuth, a Sherlock Holmes. Story telling (in the present tense) is like being a camera.