Writer’s Digest is a great resource for Writing and getting answers to one’s question. I think that this article really details some very good points about the disadvantages of Present Tense:
- Time: Present tense restricts our ability to manipulate time.
- Complex Characters: It is more difficult to create complex characters using present tense.
- Suspense:The present tense can diminish suspense.
- Trivial Distractions: The use of present tense encourages us to include trivial events that serve no plot function simply because such events would actually happen in the naturalistic sequence of time.