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@terryrodgers wrote:

@stephiebee wrote:

These are great tips…

When I read, I prefer 3rd person/past tense. When I write, it is totally different!

That being said, if I switch to past tense do I stick with first person or is it best to go with third person?

Definitely third person, past tense. I don’t see how you could have 1st person past tense. I’m going out on a limb and saying it doesn’t exist. Much more experienced writers here to confirm or deny.

Of course you can have first person past tense. About 98% of all first person out there is past tense. About eighty percent of all I write is first person, past tense.

Really, what does first person have to do with it? First person uses past and present tense exactly the same way third person uses it.