Quote Originally Posted by Carradee View Post

Some people find present tense distracting in itself, just as some find first person or second person distracting in itself, because they either aren't used to it and/or they don't like it. For them, that tense and person will always make "bad" writing, unless they find a story that entices them enough to distract them from it so they don't notice.
That makes sense. Distraction borne from unfamiliarity. I buy that.