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Lack of present tense in stories

After reading many creepypastas I read before and recently and some searching about writing stuff, I realised there's a real lack of stories that are written.

I tried doing one by myself, and it worked pretty well. Writing in present tense seems to make me feel much more immersed to the story than writing in past tense. I think it's much better when a character does things now than it does in a certain period of time before. The present tense feels much more simple, clear and direct.

I'm not really saying that writing in past tense sucks though - hell, nearly all the stories ever made in the world are made in past tense - however, it'd be nice to see others using present tense more frequently for the sake of "innovation".

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