Character Development: Narrative Time
Last week, we discussed how the descriptive narrative of a story is comprised of three aspects:
Narrative point of view is the perspective, a personal or impersonal “lens” through which a story is communicated.
Narrative time is the grammatical placement of the story’s time frame in the past or the present, i.e., present tense (we go) or past tense (we went).
Narrative voice is how a story is communicated. It is the author’s fingerprint.