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"The fire raged fiercely through the forest." You have to show how hot, fierce and destructive the fire is, and how quickly it spreads. What decisions are you going to make as a writer?

                 
Are you going to write in the 3rd person?
NO
So you are going to write in the 1st person. Are you going to write as the fire?
NO
So you are going to create a character (person or animal).
 
 

YES


YES


YES




Excellent.
 
Are you going to write in the past tense?
YES
Good choice: this means that you as the writer know more about what is going on.
 





NO




 
 
Good choice: this means that you can use the present tense to create tension.