THE PROLOGUE :
So, I haven't read any novel since I was like 9 oe 10 and those that I'd read then were written by Enid Blyton ... or someone like that. I hate novels because they're fictional, and written fictions are what I'll never waste my time on, and those that caught my attention are the ones that had ended up on silver screen, like Harry Potter (before it turned gay) and Lord of the Rings. I tried to read them but they're just lame, lamer than their movie counterparts. So ... I gave up reading after a few pages.
It wasn't until I watched Fear and Loathing in Vegas that I realize that novels *can* be interesting to read, and it wasn't until after a year or two after I'd downloaded it that I realize Fear and Loathing *can* be interesting to watch. Everytime I'd downloaded a movie I didn't watch them straight away but instead I'll just browse thru them to check their quality and it just happens that when I browse thru Fear and Loathing I happen to came across the bathroom scene and it was crap, so I just thought the movie was crap and didn't bother to watch it.
So finally on a rainy winter night a year or two after i'd downloaded it, with nothing better to do, I'd decided to force my self to watch all my movie collections labelled "crap", most of them British productions like Outlaws, 2 smoking barrels, 28 days later, until I came across Fear and Loathing and to my surprise, it was actually a great movie.
So after watching the movie, and then reading the novel, and then knowing HST and going thru most of his works that I'd realize that novel can be interesting to read and so I began downloading and reading lots nad lots of novels.
Then it struck me :
Each and every novel I'd came across is written entirely in past tense, as in recalling things and events that had happened a long-long time ago, but when I write, I tend to write in both past and present tense, depending on how the events unfold and transpire in my head, sort of like a commentator commentating things that are happening on the tv screen.
Writing about things as if they're unfolding seems to me like a better and more interesting way to write a novel than just merely recalling events that had happened in the past, like they're a chapter in a history book or something.
So which way do guys think is the best way to write a novel ?
 Past tense
 Present tense