boywithbread asked you:
Auntie MJ has been around for a while. She is not saying she has heard it all, but she has heard a lot-certainly more than she has wanted to hear in some cases. One thing that gets up Auntie MJ’s nose is this idea that people can tell you that one specific way of writing is better than another. I don’t mean to call your writing professor a silly ninnymuggins, but … oh. Perhaps I do.
There is nothing wrong with writing in the present tense. It is a perfectly valid use of the English language. People who tell you there is something wrong with it are expressing a personal preference as if it is a Law of Writing. Some people don’t like it. Some people don’t like a lot of things. Some people don’t like: romances, war stories, vampires, lack of vampires, italics, thick books, thin books, books with a lot of adjectives, books that don’t have many adjectives, books that explode upon opening …
All matters of taste. And taste does not a rule make!