HACK THE CRAFT™: First, Third, Past, and Present.
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This tutorial comes courtesy of episode 143 of The Taylor Stevens Show. It is the prologue to episode 144 in which, at the author's request, we'll attempt to show how to go about converting a segment from first person present tense to third person past tense. 

Person and tense can sometimes be confusing--doubly so for those who write in English as a second language--so in this episode we first use the opening paragraph of the submitted material to provide a visual representation of

~ first person, present tense

~ first person, past tense

~ third person, present tense

~ third person, past tense

and compare them against each other to show how verbs and pronouns change from one to the next, and examine the difference in "feel" that each provides.