That's neither here nor there though. You're probably not the target audience for this type of narrative. So what? There are plenty of readers (especially in romance and YA) who love it.Craig Andrews said:FPPT... I don't want to ruffle any feathers, because everyone's taste's are different, but there's no quicker way to turn me away as a reader than FPPT. I will simply not read anything written in FPPT. It's 70-80k separate instances of nails on a chalkboard for me.
This for real?Joseph John said:I'm the opposite. FPPT all the way. Anything else and I'm all like, ugh, what is this rubbish?
I jest. It seems that online sarcasm is still broken.Tizzy said:This for real?
I mean, I can understand somebody hating a specific person/tense combination, I myself tend to find FPPT jarring (but not FPPaT, as it works great in some categories - particularly YA.) But hating everything but a specific, rather niche tense? Please tell me you jest
There may be a ton of authors who've done well with FPPT, success wise. That doesn't mean they've actually mastered writing in FPPT. Almost no one can use it effectively. The vast majority (of the samples I've read, 95% at least) can't.Joseph John said:But in all seriousness, there are a ton of examples of authors who have done very well with FPPT.