Anonymous said: Hey, I was wondering if you have any advice for writing in the future tense?
I don’t know a lot about it, to be honest, because I’ve never read or written a book in future tense. It would be pretty tricky to do, I’d imagine, because you’d basically be limited to making predictions, arrangements, statements of intention, and pointing out future events. It would be like:
Next week will be the end of the world. Most of humanity will not survive the destruction that will take place. Susie Clark is going to be in Amsterdam when the end comes. She’ll be meeting with colleagues and making plans for the Christmas festival, and she won’t have any idea that there will be no Christmas—not for her.
I guess there’s kind of an interesting element to it, but it would be difficult to keep up through an entire story, I’d think. You can’t really get into things like thoughts or emotions because they haven’t happened yet. You can Google “future tense” and “stories in future tense” to see if anyone has attempted it or anything like it, though. I’m skeptical but I don’t know everything. ;)