This is not advice. If it were advice it would be bad advice. It’s what I’ve been doing lately.
- I started writing stories in the present tense.
- Changing, he said, she said, they said to, she says, they say, he says feels clumsy.
- I like the way script dialogue seems to more naturally inhabit now.
- But reading scripts comes with its own clumsiness; they’re not meant to be a story’s final form.
- I’m trying to merge script-like dialogue into a readable final form.
- I’m having a lot of fun.