Creative Writing Templates for Teachers 4: Viewpoint & Tense


Voice, viewpoint and tense are some of the most important authorial choices, because they set the tone of the story. This template encourages students to make considered choices about how they want to convey their story and characters. By understanding the effects of voice, viewpoint and tense, students can choose the type that best suits their story and is most likely to engage the reader.

An example template detailing the use of past and present tense in the development of The Iron Line is also included.

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